Ancient Buddhist Texts

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Ancient Buddhist Texts

Materials from the early and medieval Buddhist tradition covering texts in Pāli and Sanskrit; line by line (interlinear) texts and translations; translations in English only; studies of grammar, prosody and compilation; maps, reference works and audio files.

website last updated February 26th, 2018


This website has 4 main sections:

Original Texts and Studies

Texts and Translations

Texts in English Only

Grammar and Prosody

there are also

Reference Materials

Maps of Ancient Buddhist India

Audio Readings of Selected Texts


Important Changes and Documents Released During 2018:


Texts and Translations:

The Chronicle of the Island
, Revised Edition, February


English Texts:

The Chronicle of the Island, Revised Edition, February

Ramayana, The Epic of Rama, Prince of India
Condensed into English Verse by Romesh C. Dutt
, February

Mahabharata, Epic of the Bharatas 2018
Condensed into English Verse by Romesh C. Dutt
, March