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Author: S Bhattacharya
Publisher: National Book Trust
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8123720068
Unlike books by and for specialists, this book speaks to the young people. Written for the young, it may be of interest to readers of any age. This book puts together Buddha's own words about his life.
People like to think of Buddha in certain ways. How much of that is true to facts? It is the business of the historians to tell us what we find in the past and how it matches with what people think had happened. In the last few decades historians have changed many of our ideas about Buddha and his times.
As fast-changing world brings about changes in our ideas about the past and what it means. Thus new meanings may take the place of old ones. What Buddha said and did may appear to us, specially to the young, in a new light.