Lama Taranatha wrote this book in 1608 translated from Tibetan into Russian in April 1869 followed by the German translation of the text. The work helps in understanding Indian history in general and Buddhism in particular. Modern scholars have been benefited extensively.
Prof. Lama Chimpa, Head of Indo-Tibetan Studies, Visvabharati University, Santiniketan, is acknowledged as one of the foremost Tibetologists in India.Dr. Mrs. Alaka Chattopadhyaya obtained her doctorate degree of the Calcutta University with her highly accalimed work based on Tibetan sources published with the title Atisa and Tibet.Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya is M.A., D. Litt of the Calcutta University Honorary D.Sc. of the Moscow Academy of Sciences, Member of the German Academy of Sciences.