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An end to suffering : the Buddha in the world

Author: Pankaj Mishra
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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A deeply original and provocative book about the Buddha's life and his influence throughout history, told in the form of the author's search to understand the Buddha's relevance in a world where class oppression and religious violence are rife, and where poverty and terrorism cast a long, constant shadow -- Book jacket.
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Named Person: Gautama Buddha; Pankaj Mishra; Bouddha; Pankaj Mishra; Gautama Buddha.; Pankaj Mishra; Pankaj Mishra
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pankaj Mishra
ISBN: 0374148368 9780374148362
OCLC Number: 56195077
Description: 422 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: The invention of "Buddhism" --
The world of the Buddha --
The death of God --
The long way to the middle way --
A science of the mind --
Turning the wheel --
A little dust in the eyes --
Looking for the self --
The fire sermon --
A spiritual politics --
Empires and nations --
Western dharmas --
Overcoming nihilism --
The last journey --
Committed to becoming.
Responsibility: Pankaj Mishra.

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A deeply original and provocative book about the Buddha's life and his influence throughout history, told in the form of the author's search to understand the Buddha's relevance in a world where class oppression and religious violence are rife, and where poverty and terrorism cast a long, constant shadow -- Book jacket.

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