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Social Life of Tibetan Biography: Textuality, Community, and Authority in the Lineage of Tokden Shakya Shri
By: Amy Holmes-Tagcchungdarpa

Social Life of Tibetan Biography: Textuality, Community, and Authority in the Lineage of Tokden Shakya Shri


 
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Author: Amy Holmes-Tagcchungdarpa
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780739165195
Publication Date: 2015

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The Social Life of Tibetan Biography explores the creation of Tibetan religious authority in Tibetan cultural areas throughout East, Inner, and South Asia through engaging with the relationship between textual biography and social community in the case of the Eastern Tibetan yogi Tokden Shakya Shri (1853-1919). It explores the different mechanisms used by Shakya Shri's community in the creation of his biographical portrait to develop his lineage, including the use of biographical tropes, details of interpersonal connections, educational and patronage networks, and representations of sacred site creation and maintenance. In doing so, this study decenters Tibetan and Himalayan religious history through recognizing that peripheries could act as alternative centers of authority for diverse Tibetan Buddhist communities.

Series: Studies in Modern Tibetan Culture
The Social Life of Tibetan Biography: Textuality, Community, and Authority in the Lineage of Tokden Shakya Shri, Amy Holmes-Tagcchungdarpa, Lexington Books, Hardcover, 252 pages, 2015, $120.00

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