Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on a Contested Buddhist by David Geary,Matthew R. Sayers,Abhishek Singh Amar

By David Geary,Matthew R. Sayers,Abhishek Singh Amar

Bodh Gaya within the North Indian state of Bihar has lengthy been famous because the position the place the Buddha accomplished enlightenment. This publication brings jointly the hot paintings of twelve students from various disciplines - anthropology, artwork heritage, heritage, and faith – to spotlight their a variety of findings and views on diversified elements of Bodh Gaya’s prior and present.

Through a fascinating and demanding evaluation of where of Buddha’s enlightenment, the booklet discusses the dynamic and contested nature of this web site, and appears on the tensions with the on-going efforts to outline where in line with specific histories or identities. It addresses many points of Bodh Gaya, from hypothesis approximately why the Buddha selected to take a seat underneath a tree in Bodh Gaya, to the modern struggles over tourism improvement, schooling and non-government businesses, to deliver to the foreground the site's durability, reinvention and present complexity as a UNESCO international background monument. The booklet is an invaluable contribution for college kids and students of Buddhism and South Asian Studies.

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