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Title: Popular Buddhist Texts from Nepal: Narratives and Rituals of Newar Buddhism
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: Todd Thornton Lewis, 1952-

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Translator: Todd Thornton Lewis, 1952-
Subarna Man Tuladhar
Labh Rama Tuladhar
Publisher Place: Albany, NY
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publisher country: United States
Published Date: 2000
Extent: xviii, 236 p. : ill.
Subject: Newar Buddhism
Classification: Buddhist Studies -- Text Studies
Buddhist Studies -- Newar Buddhism
Tibetan and Himalayan -- Religion -- Newar Buddhism
Cultural Coverage: Nepal
Language: English
Series Title: SUNY series in Buddhist Studies

Table of Contents: Forward / Gregory Schopen -- Preface -- Chapter 1. Introduction: Buddhism as a Pragmatic Religious Tradition : Popular Narratives and their "Domestication" in Buddhist Communities ; The Development of Buddhist Ritualism ; The Ritual Innovations of Mahayana Buddhism ; Nepal and Newar Buddhism ; The Context and Paradoxes of Modernity -- Chapter 2. Stupas and Spouses: The Shrngabheri Avadana : Background ; Translation ; The Domestication of the Text ; Observations on the History of Practical Buddhism -- Chapter 3. Merchants, Demonesses, and Missionary Faith: The Simhalasarthabahu Avadana : Background ; Translation ; The Domestication of the Text ; Observations on the History of Practical Buddhism -- Chapter 4. Devotions to a Celestial Bodhisattva: The Tara Vrata : Background ; Translation ; The Domestication of the Text -- Chapter 5. Invoking the Powers of the Buddhist "Dark Lord": The Caturdashi Vrata of Mahakala : Background ; Translation ; The domestication of the Text ; Vratas and the the History of Practical Buddhism -- Chapter 6. The Refuge of Recitation: The Pancaraksa : Buddhism amid Disease in the Premodern World ; Background ; Translation ; The Domestication of the Pancaraksa Texts ; Observations on the History of Practical Buddhism -- Summary and Conclusions -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.

ISBN/ISSN: 0791446115 (hc.: alk. paper); 0791446123 (pb.: alk. paper)
Other Agent: Gregory Schopen
Other Agent Type: Forward by
Resource Type: Book (single author)
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Date Of Record Creation: 2006-05-16 00:13:11
Date Record Checked: 2006-05-16
Date Last Modified: 2006-05-16 00:26:07
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