Dipavamsa (study)

by Sibani Barman | 2017 | 55,946 words

This page relates ‘Select Bibliography’ of the study on the Dipavamsa conducted by S. Barman in 2017. The Dipavamsa is the base material of the Vamsa literatures of Ceylon (Srilanka or Sri-Lanka) writtin the Pali language.

Select Bibliography


Anāgatavaṃsa. J.Minaeff (ed. & tr.), Oxford, JPTS, 1886.

Aṅguttara Nikaya. Moris, Richard (ed.), vols. I-II, PTS, London, 1982- 88; Prof. H. Hardy. vols. III-V, PTS, London, 1896-1900.

Apādāna. M.E.Lilley. (ed. & tr.), 2 vols. PTS, London, 1925-1927.

Cūlavaṃsa. Geiger, Wilhelm. (ed.), 2 vols. PTS, London, 1882.

Dīpavaṃsa. Oldenberg, Hermann. (ed. & tr.), 1st pub. Berlin, 1879; 1st repr. Asian Educational Services or AES, New Delhi, 1982; 4th repr. New Delhi, 2006.

Mahāvaṃsa. George Turnour. (ed. & tr.), Ceylon, 1837; Eng. tr. Mabel Haynes Bode & Wlihelm Geiger, (rev. & tr.) AES, New Delhi, 1st repr. 1986, AES 2nd repr.New Delhi, 1993; AES 3rd repr. New Delhi, 2000; AES 4th repr, New Delhi, 2003.

Manorathapūranī; Aṅguttara-Nikāya Aṭṭhakathā. M. Walesser & H. Kopp. (ed.), PTS, London, vols. I-V, PTS, London, 1924-56.

Pūjāvaliya. M. Medhankara Thera, (tr.), B. Gunasekera, Colombo, 1895.

Rājāvaliya. B.Gunasekera, (ed.), Colombo, 1900.

Samantapāsādikā. J. Takakusu & M.Nagai, (ed.), vols I-VII, Oxford, PTS, London, 1924-1969.

Vaṃsatthappakāsinī. (commentary on the Mahāvaṃsa), G.P.Malalasekera, (ed.), 2 vols, PTS, London, 1935.


Adikaram, E.W. Early History of Buddhism in Ceylon, Colombo, 1st edn. 1946, 2nd edn. 1953.

Banerjee, Anukul Chandra. Buddhism in India and Abroad, The World Press Pvt. Ltd, Calcutta (now Kolkata), 1973.

Bapat, P.V. 2500 years of Buddhism, New Delhi, Publication Dividion, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. Of India, 1956.

Bareau, Andre. Les Premiers Conciles Bouddhiques, Paris, Press Universitaries de France, 1955.

Barua, Benimadhab. Ceylon Lectures, Satish Chandra Seal, Calcutta (now Kolkata), 1945.

Barua, Rabindra Bijoy. Pali Sahityer Itihas (in Bengali), 2 vols. Dhaka Bangla Academi, 1980-1988.

Basham, A.L. The Wonder That Was India, 2 vols, 1st edn. U.K., 1954, 3rd ed 1977.

Beal, Samuel. Si-Yu-Ki, Buddhist Records of Western World, translated from the Chinese of Hieuen tsang (A.D. 629), 2 vols. London, 1911.

…, … Chinese Accounts of India, IV, Calcutta (now Kolkata), 1957.

…, … Travels of Hiuen tsang, IV, Calcutta, now Kolkata, 1881.

Bhattacharya, Narendranath. History of the Reaserches on Buddhism, New Delhi, Munshiram Manoharlal, 1981.

Bode, Mabel H. The Pali Literature of Burma, London, The Royal Asiatic Society, 1909.

Bunyiu, Nanjio. Catalogue of the Chinese Translation of the Buddhist Tripitaka, Claredon Press, Oxford, 1849-1927.

Bu-ston. History of Buddhism, Pts. I & II, (Chos-h-byng), Heidelberg, Institute for Buddhism, Kande, 1932.

Codrington, H.W. A Short History of Ceylon, Macmillan and Co, London, 1909.

Coomarswami, Ananda K. & Ethiel, M. The Dīpavaṃsa and the Mahāvaṃsa and their Historical Development in Ceylon, tr. Colombo, 1908.

Das, Asha. Dīpavaṃsa, (Beng. tr.) Karuna Prakashani, (Bengali era, 1410) 2003.

Don Martino De Zilva. Epigraphia Zeylanica, vols. I & III, Archaeological Department of Sri-Lanka, 1904.

Dutt, Nalinaksha. Early History of the spread of Buddhism and the Buddhist Schools, New Delhi, Rajesh Publications, 1980.

Dutt, Sukumar. Buddhism in East Asia, New Delhi, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, 1966.

Eliot, Sir Charles. Hinduism & Buddhism, vols. I-III, London, Bruno Cassier, 1960.

Frauwallner, Erich. The Earliest Vinaya and the Beginning of the Buddhist Literature, Serie Oriental Roma, VIII, Is M.E.O, 1956.

Gambrich, Richard. & Obeysekera, Gananath. Buddhism Transformed, Motilal Banarasi Das, Delhi, 1st edn. 1988, repr. 1990.

Geiger, Wilhelm. Culture of Ceylon in Mediaeval Times, Wiesbaden, Heinz Bechert, edn. 1960.

Gunasekera, Mudaliyar B. A Contribution to the History of Ceylon, translated from the Pujāvaliya, Colombo, 1908.

Hazra, K.L. History of Theravada Buddhism in South East Asia with Special Reference to India and Ceylon, New Delhi, Munshiram, Manoharlal, 1982.

...,... The Buddhist Annals and Chronicles of Ceylon, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 1996.

...,... Studies of Pali Commentaries, Delhi, 1991.

Hofinger, M. Etudes sur le Concile de Vaisali, Louvain, Bibliotheque du Museon, vol. XX, 1946.

Horner, Isaline Blew. The Book of Discipline: Vinaya Pitaka, PTS, London, 1949.

Jaysuriya, Edmund. A Guide to Cultural Triangle of Sri-Lanka, Central Cultural Fund, 1st edn. Ceylon, 2004.

Keith, Arthur Berriedale. Buddhist Philosophy in India and Ceylon, 1st and 2nd edns. Oxford, 1923; 3rd and 4th edns. Varanasi, 1963; 5th edn. Oxford, 1970; 6th edn. Gordon Press, 1974, 7th edn.Oriental Books Reprint Corporation, 1979; 8th edn. Pilgrim Publishing India, 2002.

Kern, Hendrik. Manual of Indian Buddhism, 1st and 2nd edns. K.J.Trubner, Harvard University, 1896; repr. Motilal Banarasidas, 1898; 3rd edn. Indological Book House, University of Virginia, 1968; repr. 1968, 1972; Repr. Bharatiya Kala Prakashan, 1992; (ed & repr.), Kessinger Publishing, 2009.

Law, Bimala Churn. A history of Pali Literature, Abhishek Prakashan, New Delhi, 2007.

...,... On the Chronicles of Ceylon, The Asiatic Society, Kolkata, 1st published 1947, repr. June 2012.

...,... Geography of Early Buddhism, New Delhi, Munshiram Manoharlal Pvt. Ltd. 2008.

Legge, James. A Record of Buddhist Kingdoms, being an Account by the Chinese Monk Fa Hien of his Travels in India and Ceylon, Oxford 1886.

Lillie, A. Buddha and Early Buddhism, Asian Educational Services, India, 2000.

Malalasekera, G.P. The Pali Literature of Ceylon, M.D.Gunasena and Co. Ltd., Colombo, 1st edn. 1928. repr. 1958.

Mendis, G.P. The Early History of Ceylon and its Relation with India and other Foreign Countries, AES, New Delhi, 1st edn. 1932,. 5th

repr. 2005.

Minaeff, I.P. Recherches sur le Boudhisme, Traduit due Russe par, R.H.Assier de pompignan, 1968.

Navaratana, C.S. Tamils and Ceylon, Jaffna, 1942.

Nicholas, C.W. & Paranavitana, S. A Concise History of Ceylon, Colombo, 1962.

Paranavitana, Senerat. The Excavation in the Citadel of Anuradhapura, MASC, vol. III, Colombo, Ceylon Govt. Press,.

Parker, H. Ancient Ceylon, AES, New Delhi, 1999, 1st edn. 1909, 1st AES repr. 1981, 2nd AES repr. 1984, 3rd AES repr. 1992, 4th AES repr. 1999.

Perera, H.R. Buddhism in Ceylon, its Past and Present, Buddhist Publication Society, Kandy, Ceylon, 1966.

Queyroz, Fernao De. The Temporal and Spiritual Conquest of Ceylon, translated by Perera, S.G., vol. I, 1st edn. Colombo, 1936; AES repr. New Delhi, 1992.

Rahula, Walpola. History of Buddhism in Ceylon, Colombo, 1st edn. 1956, 2nd edn. 1966.

Ray, H.C. & Paranavitana, S. History of Ceylon, vol. I, Colombo, 1959.

Rhys, David. T.W. Early Buddhism, London, 1908.

...,... Early Monastic Buddhism, 2 vols. Calcutta, now Kolkata, 1970.

Rockhill, W.W. The life of Buddha, London, 1884.

Saddhatissa, Hammalawa. Pali Literature of South-East Asia, Buddhist Cultural Centre, Dehiwala, Sri-Lanka, 2004.

Saunders, K.J. The Story of Buddhism, London, 1916.

Silva, L.A. de. Beliefs and practices in Sri-Lanka, Colombo, 1974.

Tennent, J.E. Ceylon-An Account of the Island, Physical, Historical and Topographical, 3 vols. London, 1859.

Wagle, Narendra. Society at the Time of Buddha, London, 1955.

Winternitz, Maurice. A History of Indian Literature, vol. II, 1st edn. Calcutta (now Kolkata), 1933.

Wijesekera, N.D. The People of Ceylon, Colombo, 1st edn. 1949, repr. 1951, repr 1966.

Zurcher, Erick. Buddhism’-Its Origin and Spread in Words, Maps and Pictures, London, 1962.


Buddhadatta, Ven. A.P. English-Pali Dictionary, Oxford, PTS, 1992.

Childers, Robert Caesar. A Dictionary of the Pali Language, Delhi, 2007.

Malalasekera, G.P. Dictionary of the Pali Proper names, 2 vols. 1ST Indian edn. Delhi, 2007.

Rhys Davids, T.W. & Stede, William. Pali-English Dictionary, Motilal Banarasidas Publishedrs Pvt.Ltd. Delhi, 2007.

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