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Ties That Bind: Maternal Imagery and Discourse in Indian Buddhism

Reiko Ohnuma

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199915651
eISBN:
9780199950058
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915651.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book is an exploration of maternal imagery and discourse in premodern South Asian Buddhism, drawing primarily on textual sources preserved in Pali and Sanskrit. It argues that Buddhism in India ... More


Unfortunate Destiny: Animals in the Indian Buddhist Imagination

Reiko Ohnuma

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190637545
eISBN:
9780190637576
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190637545.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book focuses on the imagery and roles of nonhuman animals in premodern South Asian Buddhist literature. Part I examines the animal realm of rebirth in Buddhist doctrine and cosmology and shows ... More


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