CLASSICS OF INDIAN BUDDHISM
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For the Classics of Indian Buddhism series to reach its goal of making the wealth of classical Buddhist literature available and accessible to a broader audience, funding is required in addition to the usual costs entailed by a publisher in editing, designing, printing, and distributing books. Wisdom, in many cases, will need to initiate the creation of the manuscripts, and this requires special first-stage funding. These funds will be used (1) to ensure that the most qualified translators are able to dedicate time to bringing projects to completion, (2) to enlist the help of senior scholars in vetting the accuracy of the translations, and (3) to invest in a rigorous level of editing for optimal readability and style.
Each volume will be reviewed by both the board and at least one external reviewer. The editorial board, which includes six scholars of Buddhist Sanskrit from top-tier universities on three continents, has agreed to be active participants in the vetting and development of manuscripts. The chair of the board is Andy Rotman of Smith College, whose translation of the Divyavadana serves as a model for the twin goals of rigor and lyricism for which the series strives.
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Classics of Indian Buddhism