An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World Pankaj Mishra

An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World

Author: Pankaj Mishra
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Book Title
An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World
Author
Pankaj Mishra
ISBN
9780312425098
An End to Suffering is a search to understand the Buddha's relevance in a world where class oppression and religious violence are rife, and where poverty and terrorism cast a long, constant shadow. Pankaj Mishra describes his restless journeys into India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, among Islamists and the emerging Hindu middle class, exploring the myths and places of the Buddha's life. He discusses Western explorers' discovery of Buddhism in the nineteenth century. He also considers the impact of Buddhist ideas on such modern politicians as Gandhi and Nelson Mandela. As he reflects on his travels and on his own past, Mishra ultimately reaches an enlightenment of his own by discovering the living meaning of the Buddha's teaching, in this unusually discerning, beautifully written, and deeply affecting reflection on Buddhism (Booklist).Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Pankaj MishraPublisher: Picador USAPublished: 10/01/2005ISBN: 9780312425098Pages: 432Weight: 1.15lbsSize: 8.40h x 5.40w x 1.10dReview Citations: Ingram Advance 10/01/2005 pg. 169

An End to Suffering is a search to understand the Buddha's relevance in a world where class oppression and religious violence are rife, and where poverty and terrorism cast a long, constant shadow.

Pankaj Mishra describes his restless journeys into India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, among Islamists and the emerging Hindu middle class, exploring the myths and places of the Buddha's life. He discusses Western explorers' discovery of Buddhism in the nineteenth century. He also considers the impact of Buddhist ideas on such modern politicians as Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.

As he reflects on his travels and on his own past, Mishra ultimately reaches an enlightenment of his own by discovering the living meaning of the Buddha's teaching, in this unusually discerning, beautifully written, and deeply affecting reflection on Buddhism (Booklist).

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Pankaj Mishra
Publisher: Picador USA
Published: 10/01/2005
ISBN: 9780312425098
Pages: 432
Weight: 1.15lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.40w x 1.10d

Review Citations: Ingram Advance 10/01/2005 pg. 169

An End to Suffering is a search to understand the Buddha's relevance in a world where class oppression and religious violence are rife, and where poverty and terrorism cast a long, constant shadow.

Pankaj Mishra describes his restless journeys into India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, among Islamists and the emerging Hindu middle class, exploring the myths and places of the Buddha's life. He discusses Western explorers' discovery of Buddhism in the nineteenth century. He also considers the impact of Buddhist ideas on such modern politicians as Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.

As he reflects on his travels and on his own past, Mishra ultimately reaches an enlightenment of his own by discovering the living meaning of the Buddha's teaching, in this unusually discerning, beautifully written, and deeply affecting reflection on Buddhism (Booklist).

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Pankaj Mishra
Publisher: Picador USA
Published: 10/01/2005
ISBN: 9780312425098
Pages: 432
Weight: 1.15lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.40w x 1.10d

Review Citations: Ingram Advance 10/01/2005 pg. 169