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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: February 2014
Following my post last week, Giuliano Giustarini (Visiting Professor at Mahidol University) was kind enough to email me and to point out that my statement ‘the term pratyekabuddha is actually not present in the earliest texts’ is rather misleading. The … Continue reading
For various reasons I have recently been reading a lot about pratyekabuddhas (Pāli paccekabuddhas), or ‘solitary buddhas’ as the usual translation would have it, since they are said to achieve awakening by themselves and do not found a ‘dispensation’ (śāsana) … Continue reading
Today we took a group of students on a visit to Samye Ling, a Karma Kagyu monastery and Tibetan cultural centre in remote Dumfriesshire. If I am honest, it was a little too remote for my liking, given that we … Continue reading
Ever heard of Rāma and Sītā? Of course! And Arjuna and his friend Kṛṣṇa? Absolutely! What about Sinxay? If the answer is no then I can recommend this new website that is aimed at raising the profile of the Laotian … Continue reading
I am delighted to announce that my latest monograph, Narrating Karma and Rebirth: Buddhist and Jain Multi-life Stories, is published today, by Cambridge University Press. More information can be found here. The book is the main output from my British … Continue reading