Imagining a Place for Buddhism

Imagining a Place for Buddhism

Authors : Anne Elizabeth Monius, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Anne E Monius
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Published Date : 2001
ISBN-13 : 9780195139990
Page : 257 Pages
Language : en


Descriptions Imagining a Place for Buddhism

While Tamil-speaking South India is celebrated for its preservation of Hindu tradition, other religious communities have played a significant role in shaping the region’s religious history. Among these non-Hindu communities is that of the Buddhists, who are little-understood because of the scarcity of remnants of Tamil-speaking Buddhist culture. Here, focusing on the two Buddhist texts in Tamil that are complete (a sixth-century poetic narrative and an eleventh-century treatise on grammar and poetics), Monius sheds light on the role of literature and literary culture in the formation, articulation, and evolution of religious identity and community.

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