Dust on the throne : the search for Buddhism in modern India
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Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2023].
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9781503635029
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391 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
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Published
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2023].
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Book
Language
English
ISBN
9781503635029

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"Received wisdom has it that Buddhism disappeared from India, the land of its birth, between the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, long forgotten until British colonial scholars re-discovered it in the early 1800s. Its full-fledged revival, so the story goes, only occurred in 1956, when the Indian civil rights pioneer Dr. B.R. Ambedkar converted to Buddhism along with half a million of his Dalit (formerly "untouchable") followers. This, however, is only part of the story. Dust on the Throne reframes discussions about the place of Buddhism in the subcontinent from the early nineteenth century onwards, uncovering the integral, yet unacknowledged, role that Indians played in the making of modern global Buddhism in the century prior to Ambedkar's conversion, and the numerous ways that Buddhism gave powerful shape to modern Indian history. Through an extensive examination of disparate materials held at archives and temples across South Asia, Douglas Ober explores Buddhist religious dynamics in an age of expanding colonial empires, intra-Asian connectivity, and the histories of Buddhism produced by nineteenth and twentieth century Indian thinkers. While Buddhism in contemporary in India is often disparaged as being little more than tattered manuscripts and crumbling ruins, this book opens new avenues for understanding its substantial socio-political impact and intellectual legacy"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Ober, D. (2023). Dust on the throne: the search for Buddhism in modern India . Stanford University Press.

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Ober, Douglas. 2023. Dust On the Throne: The Search for Buddhism in Modern India. Stanford University Press.

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Ober, Douglas. Dust On the Throne: The Search for Buddhism in Modern India Stanford University Press, 2023.

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Ober, Douglas. Dust On the Throne: The Search for Buddhism in Modern India Stanford University Press, 2023.

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