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- Highlights of the semester December 5, 2017
- Sweet peas, karma theory and impermanence September 14, 2017
- Hanging out with solitary buddhas August 31, 2017
- If only we could bottle the atmosphere at conferences August 30, 2017
- Categories and socks June 2, 2017
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 2014
In my project to tweet all of the jātakas in turn I have reached number 27: JA27 State elephant is good friends with dog, and when dog taken away he refuses to eat. Minister (=Buddha) understands and gets dog back. … Continue reading
I have been teaching Jain karma theory this week and it reminded me to look up this little animated film I came across years ago: It is a thought-provoking representation of karma as little ghost-like figures who literally cling to … Continue reading