BL409 - History of Sanskrit Buddhist Literature

The earliest linguistic medium of preservation of the Buddha’s teachings - from the Prākrit dialects to classical Sanskrit; the evolution of the Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Literature; earliest evidence of Buddhist Sanskrit in writing; the periodization of Buddhist Sanskrit texts - earliest, middle and late; representative Buddhist Sanskrit texts in the different periods exhibiting new major doctrinal development; a critical assessment of the innovative contribution to Buddhist doctrines and practices by the various ācārya of the Sanskrit Buddhist tradition.