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 booklet brings jointly the new paintings of twelve students from various disciplines - anthropology, paintings background, heritage, and faith – to focus on their quite a few findings and views on varied points of Bodh Gaya’s previous and present.

Through an interesting and demanding evaluate of where of Buddha’s enlightenment, the publication discusses the dynamic and contested nature of this website, and appears on the tensions with the on-going efforts to outline where in response to specific histories or identities. It addresses many points of Bodh Gaya, from hypothesis approximately why the Buddha selected to sit down underneath a tree in Bodh Gaya, to the modern struggles over tourism improvement, schooling and non-government organisations, to convey to the foreground the site's sturdiness, reinvention and present complexity as a UNESCO international background monument. The booklet is an invaluable contribution for college students and students of Buddhism and South Asian Studies.

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