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The politics of Buddhism in Nepal

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Nepal, as Nepalis never tire of reminding the world and each other, was where the Buddha was born. But did Nepal exist 2500 years ago? Does the fact that the Buddha was born in what is today Nepal mean that the modern nation-state Nepal can claim special ownership of his memory, when the other three significant events in the Buddha’s life—attainment of enlightenment at Bodh Gaya, first sermon at Sarnath, and entry into full nirvana at Kushinagar—all took place in what is now India? Even the v...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
All Souls College
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Publisher:
Economics and Politics Weekly Publisher's website
Journal:
Economic and Political Weekly Journal website
Publication date:
2017-05-01
Acceptance date:
2017-04-10
EISSN:
2349-8846
ISSN:
0012-9976
Source identifiers:
694224
Pubs id:
pubs:694224
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uuid:7682de76-376c-4cdf-84ed-7870a188b360
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pubs:694224
Deposit date:
2017-05-12

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