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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: November 2012
In recent weeks I have been translating the second decade of the Avadānaśataka, a collection of one hundred Buddhist narratives about past and future lives. The second decade consists of jātaka stories, stories about the past lives of the Buddha, … Continue reading
One of the dominant news stories this week in the UK is the vote on whether or not to allow women bishops in the Church of England. Although the majority of church members – bishops, clergy and lay – voted … Continue reading
Following on from my dilemma about how to translate the terms referring to hermitage toilets, I have just been reading Andrew Skilton’s ‘Lost in Translation: Reflections on Translating Scatological Language in Buddhist Literature’ in the journal Contemporary Buddhism. (It can … Continue reading
I couldn’t resist reproducing these here, taken from the Santipada website via Sujato’s blog: How many monks does it take to change a light bulb? They can’t. There’s no light bulbs in the Vinaya. How many vipassana meditators does it take … Continue reading