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End To Suffering : Buddha in the World (04 Edition)

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An End to Suffering tells of Pankaj Mishra's search to understand the Buddha's relevance in today's world, where religious violence, poverty and terrorism prevail. As he travels among Islamists and the emerging Hindu Muslim class in India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, Mishra explores the myths and places of the Buddha's life, the West's "discovery" of Buddhism, and the impact of Buddhist ideas on such modern politicians as Gandhi and Nelson Mandela. Mishra ultimately reaches an enlightenment of his own by discovering the living meaning of the Buddha's teaching, in this "unusually discerning, beautifully written, and deeply affecting reflection on Buddhism" (Booklist).

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This narrative of self-discovery follows the author's search to understand the Buddha's relevance in today's world where religious violence, poverty, and terrorism prevail.

About the Author

Pankaj Mishra was born in North India in 1969 and now lives in London and India. He is the author of The Romantics, winner of the Los Angeles Times's Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, and a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, Granta, and the Times Literary Supplement.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312425098
Author:
Mishra, Pankaj
Publisher:
Picador USA
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Buddhism -- Influence.
Subject:
Gautama Buddha - Influence
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes one map
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.5 x 1 in

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