Monthly Archives: January 2015

Mahābhārata fun in Edinburgh

I have had quite a treat over the past fortnight: two research seminars on the Mahābhārata in as many weeks. The first was Brian Black (Lancaster University), who gave a paper in our Religious Studies research seminar series entitled ‘Subverting … Continue reading

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Is Barlaam and Josaphat really a Christian tale of the Buddha?

I enjoyed my holiday reading very much, and found plenty to entertain me and to make me think. The Testament of Gideon Mack was the best book I have read in quite a while – wonderfully engrossing and thought-provoking. But … Continue reading

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