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The Sāsana-vaṃsa is a history of Buddhism in Burma, composed by the Burmese monk Paññāsāmi in 1861.[1][2] It is written in Pali prose, and based on earlier documents in Pali and Burmese, still extant, but which had not been edited at the end of the nineteenth century.[3]

The earlier part of the work deals with the history of Buddhism outside of Burma. This is based on the Mahavamsa, and other well-known Sri Lankan works. The latter part of the work, about three-fifths of the whole, deals with Buddhism in Burma.

An edition of the text was prepared by the Pali Text Society in 1897 by Dr. Mabel Bode.[3]


  1. Bischoff 1995
  2. Aung-Thwin 2005: 145
  3. 3.0 3.1  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainDavids, Thomas William Rhys (1911). "Sāsana Vaṃsa". In Chisholm, Hugh. Encyclopædia Britannica. 24 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 225. 
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