K. T. S. Sarao
K.T.S. SARAO is the former head and Professor of Buddhist Studies at, University of Delhi. He holds doctoral degrees from the universities of Delhi and Cambridge and an honorary doctorate from the P.S.R. Buddhist University, Phnom Penh. Some of his recent publications are Buddhism and Jainism: Encyclopedia of Indian Religions (Springer, 2017. Jointly with J.D. Long), The History of Mahabodhi Temple at Bodh Gaya (Springer, 2020), Baku’s Temple of Eternal Fire: Its Connections to Baba Nanak and the Udasi Sadhus (Bloomsbury, 2021). On the occasion of Independence Day, 2018, the President of India conferred on him the Certificate of Honour for outstanding scholarship in Pāli Language. The Ministry of Culture, Government of India conferred the Vesak Citation of Honour (वैशाख सम्मान प्रशस्ति पत्र) on him for the year 2020.
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