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 Wikipedia article. Each entry needs to indicate the writer's most well-known work. Multiple works should be listed only if each work already has a Wikipedia article.
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.
Other Theravada writers
- 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
Although Mahayana Buddhism is virtually extinct in India, its philosophical systems, namely the Madhyamaka and Yogacara are still being studied.
Humanistic Buddhism (China)
Nichiren Buddhism (Japan)
Vajrayana originated as Tantra in India.
Vajrayana was introduced in Tibet, preferring Indian Buddhism over Chinese Buddhism, where it still survives.
Writers of fiction and literature