Monthly Archives: August 2014

IABS Congress: exploring Indian Buddhist narrative genres

Last week I was in Vienna for the Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies. It was a great location – right in the centre of the city, surrounded by beautiful buildings and tempting coffeehouses – and we were … Continue reading

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Tweeting the jatakas

Okay, so this is a bit daft. Stick with me. I have decided to tweet the Pāli Jātaka book, all 547 stories, one at a time, each in 140 characters or less. This is despite having never been on Twitter … Continue reading

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Translating the Jatakas

This week I have been working through the copy-editor’s queries on my translations of Jatakas from the Mahanipata. Sarah Shaw and I will be publishing our translation of these ten wonderful stories, understood to tell the final ten lives of … Continue reading

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