Monthly Archives: August 2016

Women in Early Indian Buddhism

When I see an academic book that looks interesting and relevant, my general policy is to buy it and add it to a pile on my desk, ready to be read when I have a moment. The rule is that … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, Buddhism, Buddhist texts, gender, reviews of scholarship | 2 Comments

Trying to work in Edinburgh in August

The summer is always a strange time for academics. In amongst tying up loose ends from last academic year and preparing for the next, we cram in conferences, research, writing and – one hopes – the odd holiday. In Edinburgh … Continue reading

Posted in Academia | 1 Comment

The Jātakas of the Mahāvastu

In the spirit of my last post, I’d like to share my research notes on the many jātaka stories found in the Mahāvastu. These fall into several categories, with some told as part of explanations of the career of a/the … Continue reading

Posted in Buddhist texts, Jataka | 1 Comment