One comment from the National Student Survey 2016 stated that we did not have enough books on Hinduism and Buddhism; or rather s/he said ‘This year [2015-16] there has also been a serious lack of books in Cambridge that are essential for the C10 Hinduism and Buddhism paper, which seems like a serious over-sight. This is across all libraries and is something that really needs to be dealt with.’ We have been trying, with the help of the lecturer in Hinduism, to fill this gap (more books will shortly be on order).
In June I drew up a list of potential books on Buddhism – some of which we then bought. The first batch of books we acquired, or us trying to act on what you said (see also You said, we did!), is listed below; however, we always welcome suggestions [needs Raven authentification] – so please suggest any books; these recommendations will be especially welcome if they are about Buddhism and Hinduism.
|ANALAYO, Bhikku||Compassion and emptiness in early Buddhist meditation||9781909314559||Windhorse Publications||2015||15A ANAL 1|
|BARASH, David P.||Buddhist biology : ancient Eastern wisdom meets modern Western science||9780199985562||OUP||2014||15A BARA 1|
|COOK, Joanna||Meditation in modern Buddhism: renunciation and change in Thai monastic life||9780521119382||Cambridge Universtiy Press||2010||15A COOK 1|
|LEWIS, Todd||Buddhists : understanding Buddhism through the lives of believers||9780470658185||Wiley-Blackwell||2014||15A LEWI 1|
|SHAW, Sarah||The spirit of Buddhist meditation||9780300198768||Yale University Press||2014||15A SHAW 1|
|SHAW, Miranda Eberle||Buddhist goddesses of India||9780691168548||Princeton University Press||2006||15A SHAW 2|
|KIEFFER-PÜLZ, Petra||Sīmāvicāraṇa : a Pali letter on monastic boundaries by King Rāma IV of Siam||9789743503993||Lumbini International Research Institute||2011||15B RAMA 1|
|GYATSO, Janet||Being human in a Buddhist world : an intellectual history of medicine in early modern Tibet||9780231164962||Columbia University Press||2015||15H GYAT 1|
|MITCHELL, Donald W. & JACOBY, Sarah||Buddhism : introducing the Buddhist experience [3rd Revised edition]||9780199861873||OUP||2014||15H MITC 1c|