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Imagining a Place for Buddhism

  • Livre Relié
  • 272 Nombre de pages
By focusing on two extant Buddhist complete texts in Tamil - a sixth-century poetic narrative known as the 'Manimekalai' and an 11... Lire la suite
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By focusing on two extant Buddhist complete texts in Tamil - a sixth-century poetic narrative known as the 'Manimekalai' and an 11th-century treatise on grammar and poetics, the 'Viracoliyam', Monius sheds light on their role of literature and literary culture in the information, articulation, and evolution of religious identity and community.

Anne Monius has produced a learned and detailed book on the insufficiently studied subject of Buddhism in South India, which greatly enriches our knowledge of the religious life of the early medieval Tamil-speaking region.

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While Tamil-speaking South India is celebrated for its preservation of Hindu tradition, other religious communities have played a significant role in shaping the region's religious history. Among these non-Hindu communities is that of the Buddhists, who are little-understood because of the scarcity of remnants of Tamil-speaking Buddhist culture. Here, focusing on the two Buddhist texts in Tamil that are complete (a sixth-century poetic narrative and an eleventh-century treatise on grammar and poetics), Monius sheds light on the role of literature and literary culture in the formation, articulation, and evolution of religious identity and community.

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Titre: Imagining a Place for Buddhism
Sous-titre: Literary Culture and Religious Community in Tamil-Speaking South India
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Code EAN: 9780195139990
ISBN: 978-0-19-513999-0
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Oxford University Press
Genre: Autres littératures
nombre de pages: 272
Poids: 523g
Taille: H242mm x B162mm x T22mm
Année: 2002

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