Benimadhab Barua (1888–1948) was a Bengali Indian scholar of ancient Indian languages, Buddhism and law. He was a prominent educationist and writer.
Bhikkhu Bodhi (born December 10, 1944), born Jeffrey Block is an American Theravada Buddhist monk, ordained in Sri Lanka and currently teaching in the New York/New Jersey area. He was appointed the second president of the Buddhist Publication Society and has edited and authored several publications grounded in the Theravada Buddhist tradition.
Dr. Dennis Hirota is a professor in the Department of Shin Buddhism at Ryukoku University in Kyoto, Japan. He was born in Berkeley, California in 1946 and received his B.A. from University of California, Berkeley. In 2008, he was a visiting professor of Buddhism at Harvard Divinity School where his studies focused on the Buddhist monk Shinran.
Eberhart (Edward) Julius Dietrich Conze (1904 – September 24, 1979) was an Anglo-German scholar probably best known for his pioneering translations of Buddhist texts.
Erich Frauwallner (December 28, 1898 – January 5, 1974) was an Austrian professor, a pioneer in the field of Buddhist studies.
Eugène Burnouf (April 8, 1801 – May 28, 1852) was an eminent French scholar and orientalist who made significant contributions to the deciphering of Old Persian cuneiform.
H.W.A. (Henk) Blezer (Schaesberg, July 14, 1961) is a Dutch Tibetologist, Indologist, and scholar of Buddhist studies.
Hermann Oldenberg (October 31, 1854, Hamburg – March 18, 1920, Göttingen) was a German scholar of Indology, and Professor at Kiel (1898) and Göttingen (1908).
Ishwar C. Harris (Hindi: इश्वर हर्रिस, Urdu: اِشور ہارِّس), (born 1943), is a professor of religion whose focus spans Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam. He is considered an expert on the culture and history of India, and is the author of several books and numerous articles on the topic of Eastern religions. His works have also dealt with Gandhian philosophy and the Sarvodaya movement.
Ivan Pavlovich Minayev or Minayeff (Иван Павлович Минаев; 21 October 1840 - 13 June 1890) was the first Russian Indologist whose disciples included Serge Oldenburg, F. Th. Stcherbatsky, and Dmitry Kudryavsky.
Kazuyoshi Kino (紀野一義, Kino Kazuyoshi, August 9, 1922 – December 28, 2013) was a Japanese Buddhist scholar.
Lance Selwyn Cousins is a scholar in the field of Buddhist Studies. Born in Hertfordshire, he studied history and oriental studies at Cambridge University, and took up a post in the Department of Comparative Religion at Manchester University. After retirement he continued to publish scholarly papers such as "The Dating of the Historical Buddha: A Review article," which was published in The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society. Professor Richard Gombrich has described him as the leading authority in the West in the field of abhidhamma. He served a term (2002/3) as President of the Pali Text Society.
Lal Mani Joshi (27 July 1935, Kumaon Hills, Uttarakhand, India – 16 July 1984, Delhi, India) was an eminent Buddhist scholar and professor of comparative religions and Buddhist studies in a number of distinguished universities of India and USA.
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