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Title
Handsome Nanda
Author
Asvaghosa
format
Hardback
Publisher
Clay Sanskrit Library
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20071015

Nanda has it all:
youth, money, good looks and a kittenish wife who fulfills his sexual and emotional needs. He also has the Buddha, a dispassionate man of immense insight and self-containment, for an older brother. When Nanda is made a reluctant recruit to the Buddha's order of monks, he is forced to confront his all-too-human enslavement to his erotic and romantic desires. Dating from the second century CE, Ashvaghosha's Handsome Nanda portrays its hero's spiritual makeover with compassion, psychological profundity, and great poetic skill.
Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation
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Type
BOOK
Edition
1st Edition
Keyword Index
Buddhist poetry.
Country of Publication
New York (State)
Number of Pages
387

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