Dictionary of Pali Proper Names (2 Vols.)
About the Author
G. P. Malalasekera born 1899 in Sri Lanka worked under the celebrated Pali scholar Dr. (Mrs.) C.A.F. Rhys Davids on Pali Literature of Ceylon for his doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in 1925. He was appointed Professor of Pali and Buddhist Civilization in the University of Ceylon in 1942. His major works include Pali Commentary (Tika) on the great historical work Mahavamsa Pali Text Society, London, 1935; edition of English-Sinhalese Dictionary, Colombo, 1948; and the celebrated dictionary entitled Encyclopaedia of Buddhism. He took part in many national and international movements for the promotion of Buddhist teachings and founded the World Fellowship of Buddhists (1952). His passing away in 1973 was an irreparable loss to the Buddhist academic leadership.