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Although the story of Barlaam and Iosaphat, about an extraordinary king in India who had left the world, received widespread recognition in Europe, the Europeans’ direct encounter with Buddhism only occurred from the thirteenth century. The accounts of merchants, explorers, and missionaries such as the Franciscan missionary Willem van Ruysbroeck (1215-c. 1295) and Marco Polo (1254-1324) recount their relationship with the Buddhist community , with expansion and definition, Western maps show important places of religious activities and places of pilgrimage of Buddhism, as well as an economic and commercial center. The journey of the monks sent between Asia, China and Sri Lanka aroused great interest in Europe, although their knowledge was mainly based on sight and sometimes news. rumor, and therefore limited in connection with Buddhist scriptures.
Map by cartographer Ferdinão Vaz Dourado showing major cities in East and Southeast Asia, most of which were centers of Buddhist religion and education, recorded in 1573. British Library, Add MS 31317, ff. 25–26
German physician Engelbert Kaempfer (1651-1716) traveled extensively in Asia, including Persia, Siam (Thailand), Japan, and Java from 1683 to 1695. him together with a book on Japanese history, published after the posthumous. For the first time show the West examples of the true nature of Buddhist cultures in Asia. His impressive collection of seventeenth-century artworks includes fifty paintings of the finest quality by an unknown Japanese artist depicting famous scenes and events in Japan, such as such as a shooting competition at the Buddhist temple Sanjūsangen-dō and a horse racing event at . Kamigamo Shrine, both in Kyoto.
Painting of a horse race at Shinto Kamigamo Shrine in Kyoto, Japan, 17th century. From Engelbert Kaempfer’s collection. British Library, Supplement to MS 5252
Jairam Ramesh Pens A Magnificent Tribute To Edwin Arnold’s ‘the Light Of Asia’
The first Christian missionary known to have a good knowledge of the Tibetan language was the Italian Capuchin Francesco Orazio della Penna (1680–1745), who lived in Lhasa for 16 years and compiled a Western dictionary The Tripitaka consists of about 35,000 words. From the second half of the eighteenth century, Indian Buddhist sources began to be widely studied in Sanskrit and Pali, and the translation of the original Buddhist texts increased knowledge of thought and Buddhist practice in the West. In 1691, Simon de la Loubère published a translation of the life of Devadatta, the Buddha’s enemy.
The dedication was translated from Pali into Italian by Padre Maria Percoto, a missionary working in Ava and Pegu.
By Michel-Jean-François Ozeray. A Danish linguist, Rasmus Kristian Rask, visited Sri Lanka in 1821 and brought back a large collection of Pali manuscripts, making Copenhagen one of the important centers of Pali studies. in Europe at that time. Among the famous scholars and translators of Buddhist texts in 19th-century Europe were Léon Feer, Eugène Burnouf, Jean-Pierre Abel-Rémusat, Émile Senart, Viggo Fausbøll, Robert C. Childers, Isaak Jakob Schmidt , Hermann Oldenberg, Max Müller, Thomas W. Rhys Davids and his wife Caroline A. F. Rhys Davids. The Pali Text Society, the leading publisher of Pali translations in the UK and Europe, was founded in 1881 by Thomas W. Rhys Davids and managed by his wife for 20 years after Davids’ death in 1922.
By the end of the nineteenth century, prominent Europeans and Americans—the Theosophists Henry Steel Olcott and Helena P. Blavatsky, U Dhammaloka and Ananda Metteyya, to a large extent—had adopted Buddhism. The first publication in English that makes the life of the Buddha and Buddhist ideas accessible to a wider audience than Sir Edwin Arnold’s anthology.
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(1879), which appeared briefly in more than sixty editions in England and about eighty in the United States, in addition to being reprinted and translated into other European languages, became a bestseller. best run of the nineteenth century.
Inspired by Arnold’s story, other works have been created around the world. American musician Dudley Buck wrote a three-part guide to cryptic voices on a hit song of the same title.
, was first performed in Washington DC in 1887 and then in London in 1889. It was the first American cantata performed in Great Britain. Buck’s compositions reflect the growing popularity not only of oratorio, but also of ‘Easternism’ and Eastern exoticism in art and music in the West.
First page of part 2, ‘Abandonment’, of the oratorio ‘The Light of Asia’ by Dudley Buck, with words from a poem by Edwin Arnold, published by Novello, Ewer & Co., London and New York , 1886. British Library H04/2397, p. seventy three
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Soon after, the British composer and singer Isidore de Lara wrote another cantata based on the life story of the Buddha, which later became an opera with the same title.
. This work was first started in 1892 at Covent Garden, London. Another interesting thing that happened was the comic book version of Arnold with the title
By S (arat) C (handra) Bose, published in London in 1912. Bose moved from Calcutta to work as a lawyer in England in 1911 and later became an independence activist after returning to India. Degree.
A collection of fourteen paintings by young artist Srijut Lala Remshwar Prasad Verma depicting a collection of verses by Arnold. Mahtab says of the portraits that they are “really Indian” of a young artist “of a family of artists who can go back to the Moghul Court”, but in fact they show a Western power some.
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By B. C. Mahtab with illustrations of passages from Arnold’s epic poem, published by Thacker and Spink, Calcutta and Simla, 1921. British Library, 11643.dd.18
) was released in 1925 by Himanshu Rai and Franz Osten. This is the first film made in India with Indian actors to be shown worldwide. With the support of the Maharajah of Jaipur, real palace locations could be used for filming, which really made a difference for this project.
The growing interest in Buddhism and intellectual activities in the late 19th century led to the organization of several trips to Buddhist countries in Asia, where many texts are found in English. Sanskrit, Kuchean, Khotanese, Sogdian, Uighur, Tibetan, Chinese and others. was sent back to Europe. This happened to
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