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Title: Tāranātha the Historian
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: David Templeman
One Sentence Summary: In this short article, Templeman reviews the historical writings of Tāranātha (tA ra nA tha).

Description: In this short article, Templeman reviews the historical writings of Tāranātha (tA ra nA tha), particularly his work on the Siddhas of India, the Bka' babs bdun ldan gyi brgyud pa'i rnam thar ngo mtshar rmad du byung ba rin po che'i khungs lta bu'i gtam, and his history of the cult of Tārā, the Sgrol ma'i rgyud kyi byung khungs gsal bar byed pa'i lo rgyus gser gyi 'phreng ba. Templeman argues that Tāranātha's writings, while often fantastic, are nonetheless a critical resource for the study of the history of Buddhism. (Ben Deitle 2006-01-27)

Publisher: Library of Tibetan Works and Archives
Normalized publisher place: Dharamsala, HP
Publisher country: India
Publisher URL: http://www.tibet.com/Language/ltwa/index.html
Subject: Tāranātha (tA ra nA tha), Jonangpa (jo nang pa), b. 1575
Classification: Tibetan and Himalayan -- Tibetan Literature -- Historical Literature -- Biographies
Tibetan and Himalayan -- History -- Religious History
Tibetan and Himalayan -- Religion -- Tibetan Sects -- Jonang (jo nang)
Tibetan and Himalayan -- Tibetan Literature -- Historical Literature -- Religious Histories
Tibetan and Himalayan -- Journals -- Journals Focused on Regions -- Tibet -- The Tibet Journal -- (1979) 4.2
Cultural Coverage: Tibet
Temporal coverage: 16th century CE
17th century CE
Language: English
Source URL: http://www.tibet.com/Language/ltwa/tibet-journal.html
Source: The Tibet Journal
Source Editor: Gyatso Tshering
Source Type: Journal
Source Volume: IV
Source Number: 2
Source Page Numbers: 41-46
Frequency of publication: Quarterly
ISBN/ISSN: 09705368
Format: Print media (print or manuscript, including PDFs)
Media type: Text
Resource Type: Article
Release Flag: OK for viewing
Date Of Record Creation: 2006-02-02 12:35:45
Date Record Checked: 2005-12-22
Date Last Modified: 2006-02-02 19:14:13
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