Portraits of Buddhist Women: Stories from the Saddharmaratnavaliya

Portraits of Buddhist Women: Stories from the Saddharmaratnavaliya

by Ranjini Obeyesekere, Dharmasena

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Overview

Portraits of Buddhist Women: Stories from the Saddharmaratnavaliya by Ranjini Obeyesekere, Dharmasena

A collection of stories about women from the 13th century Buddhist work that reveals much about women's status in their society and within Buddhism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791451113
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 10/28/2001
Series: SUNY Series in Buddhist Studies Series
Pages: 241
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Ranjini Obeyesekere is Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at Princeton University. She is the author and editor of several books, including Sri Lankan Theater in a Time of Terror: Political Satire in a Permitted Space.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. The Udeni Cycle
2. Visakha
3. Utpalavarna
4. The Mother of Kana
5. Kundalakesi
6. The Nun Patacara
7. Kisa-gotami
8. The Nun Bahuputtika
9. The Goddess Lada
10. Visakha Companions
11. Sirima
12. The Nun Uttara
13. The Nun Rupananda
14. Queen Mallika
15. The Mother of the Elder Kumara Kasub
16. The Weaver's Daughter
17. The Young Woman Cinca
18. The Three Daughters of Mara
19. Visakha's Questions
20. The Princess Rohini
21. Uttara
22. The Daughter Punna
23. The Nun Khema
24. Maha Prajapati Gotami
25. The Elder Sunderasamudda
26. Soreyya
Bibliography
Index

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