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The Epic of the Buddha


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A twentieth-century account of the life of the Buddha, presented in a fascinating form, with an incredible story behind it.

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CHITTADHAR HRDAYA (1906-1982) was one of twentieth-century Nepal's most eminent writers. Born into a Newar family in Kathmandu, he devoted his life to writing in in his native language of Nepal Bhasa (also called "Newari"). While imprisoned for publishing a poem that was regarded as subversive by the Nepalese government, he composed this epic poem about the life of the Buddha, smuggling it out on scraps of paper hidden in a tin box. TODD T. LEWIS is Professor of Religious Studies at the College of the Holy Cross.


"[This work] is not simply a window into another culture; it is an aesthetic experience that moves the reader to an enhanced understanding of the life of the Buddha."-The Khyentse Foundation Committee Awarding the Prize for Outstanding Translation

"A superb contribution to Buddhist Studies, Lewis and Tuladhar have notonly translated from the Newari poetic vernacular an extraordinarily profound text by an outstanding figure in twentieth-century Nepali history, but in the process they have also managed to introduce many of the rich textures of lay Newari Buddhist culture. This is a perfect selection for a course on biographies of the Buddha or for Himalayan religious studies."-John Clifford Holt, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Humanities in Religion and Asian Studies, Bowdoin College

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