List of writers on Buddhism

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Buddha's statue near Belum Caves Andhra Pradesh India

This is a list of writers on Buddhism. The list is intended to include only those writers who have written books about Buddhism, and about whom there is already a Wiki article. The list is not complete and is included for reference only.

Early Buddhism

Early Buddhism is the oldest Buddhism, before the split into several sects. The only surviving school is Theravada. Early Buddhism is still being studied by scholars.

Theravada Buddhism

Wat Chaiwatthanaram temple in the old city of Ayutthaya in Thailand.

Theravada teachers


  • B. R. Ambedkar,Religious Leader, an Indian jurist, political leader, Buddhist activist, philosopher, thinker, anthropologist, historian, orator, prolific writer, economist, scholar, editor, revolutionary and the revivalist of Buddhism in India. He was also the chief architect of the Indian Constitution.
  • Aung San Suu Kyi, political activist


East Asian Buddhism

Although Mahayana Buddhism is virtually extinct in India, its philosophical systems, namely the Madhyamaka and Yogacara are still being studied.


Bodhidharma and Huike




Humanistic Buddhism (China)

Nichiren Buddhism (Japan)

Tibetan Buddhism

Religious writers


Navayana Buddhism

Western Buddhism

See also

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