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  Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on a Contested Buddhist Site: Bodhgaya Jataka
By: Arthur Waley

Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on a Contested Buddhist Site: Bodhgaya Jataka


 
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Author: David Geary, Matthew R. Sayers, Abhishek Singh Amar
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780415684521
Publication Date: 2012

Product Code: 11984
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Bodhgaya has long been recognized as the place where the Buddha achieved enlightenment, . For many, Bodhgaya represents the most sacred place in the Buddhist imagination, and as such it is surprising that such little scholarship exists that addresses the complex and varied history of this most sacred site. This volume brings together scholars from a variety of disciplinesanthropology, religion, history, and art history, to name a fewto highlight their various findings and perspectives on different facets of Bodhgayas past and present. The chapters address many aspects of Bodhgaya, from speculation about why the Buddha chose to sit beneath a tree in Bodhgaya, to the contemporary struggles over tourism development, education and non-government organizations, to bring to the foreground the site's longevity, reinvention and current complexity as a UNESCO World Heritage monument in the north Indian state of Bihar.

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