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Lives of Early Buddhist Nuns: Biographies as History / Collett, Alice
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Lives of Early Buddhist Nuns: Biographies as History
Collett, Alice
 
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  Book ID : 43257
  ISBN-10 : 0-19-945907-X / 019945907X
  ISBN-13 : 978-0-19-945907-0 / 9780199459070
  Place of Publication : Delhi
  Year of Publication : 2016
  Edition : (First Edition)
  Langauage : English
  With a Foreword by Jonathan S. Walters. 312p., Abb., Gloss., Bib., Index, 23 cm.
   
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CONTENTS:-

Part One: Pali Biographies:
1. Dhammadinna
2. Khema
3. Kisagotami
4. Paacara
5. Bhadda Kualakesa
6. Uppalavaa

Part Two: Themes and Issues:
7. Female teachers: Dhammadinna
8. Female beauty: Khema
9. Female wanderers: Kisagotami
10. Family, marriage, and class: Paacaara
11. Female conversion: Bhadda Kualakesa
13. Female characteristics: Uppalavaa

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Based on new translations of Pali texts and rare sources, Lives of Early Buddhist Nuns analyses the portrayal of women in the Pali canon and commentaries. Focusing on the differences between canonical and commentarial literature, the author goes beyond the practice of using the commentaries to merely enhance the understanding of the Pali canon; she emphasizes the differing social and historical milieus out of which these genres of literature were born. Assessing each genre on its own terms, the work demonstrates that the Pali canon, contrary to how it has been presented previously, is more favourable to women.

The first part of the volume contains biographies of the six best-known Buddhist nuns who were considered to have been direct disciples of the Buddha. These biographies throw light on gender relations as they evolved in the early centuries of Buddhism in India. The life stories also serve as the foundation for discussion of Buddhist women in the second part. From notions of beauty and adornment to family, class, and marriage, various themes in the biographies are explored in this work, and through this exploration the changing form of Buddhism in early India is captured.

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