Imagining a Place for Buddhism: Literary Culture and by Anne E. Monius

By Anne E. Monius

whereas Tamil-speaking South India is widely known for its upkeep of Hindu culture, different spiritual groups have performed an important position in shaping the region's spiritual heritage. between those non-Hindu groups is that of the Buddhists, who're little-understood as a result of the shortage of remnants of Tamil-speaking Buddhist tradition. right here, targeting the 2 Buddhist texts in Tamil which are whole (a sixth-century poetic narrative and an eleventh-century treatise on grammar and poetics), Monius sheds gentle at the function of literature and literary tradition within the formation, articulation, and evolution of spiritual id and community.

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