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AHRC project blog: The Story of Story in South Asia
A monograph presenting my major research findings for this project has now been published by Routledge: see their page about the book here. A paperback will be available after a while.
by Naomi We have both really enjoyed working on this project, and particularly welcomed the responses from our lovely blog audience. The project is now drawing to a close and we have two announcements to make: Firstly, we will be holding a special event in Cardiff on 27th June, in which we are teaming up […]
by Naomi Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions, which was held at St Michael’s College, Llandaff, and warmly and efficiently hosted by Drs Simon Brodbeck and James Hegarty. The theme was “narrative” and so I enjoyed a packed weekend of papers on everything from Buddha-biographies to vetāla […]
by Naomi I am busy putting the final touches to my book, and one of the remaining tasks is selecting images to include. The publisher says I can have up to 21 images, black and white, inside the book, plus I would like something quite striking for the cover. It is the first time I […]
by Naomi This blog has gone a little quiet as we reach the end of the project and put together our monographs! A couple of weeks ago I finally found time to take a look at a dissertation that is of great interest to the broader frame of my research into inter-religious narrative interactions: “Dialogues […]
Monthly Archives: October 2012
Today I finally saw image and text side-by-side for a book that I have been putting together with two colleagues that showcases an illustrated 18th century manuscript from Siam held in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Details here. The text has … Continue reading
This is the question of my week, for three reasons: (1) I have been reading the recent book of this title, edited by Peter Skilling et al. It is a great read – a wonderful mix of styles and subjects, … Continue reading
I have been working on a translation of the Sāma Jātaka, and – as is always the case with translations – it has thrown up some interesting choices. Today I have been puzzling over toilets. After Sāma’s parents have been … Continue reading
In a brief lull between writing and editing deadlines I have been catching up on some reading. I recently finished Reiko Ohnuma’s new book Ties That Bind: Maternal Imagery and Discourse in Indian Buddhism (OUP 2012). It was a thoroughly … Continue reading