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Handsome Nanda
Handsome Nanda

Handsome Nanda

Linda Covill, Ashvaghosa
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Handsome Nanda

Linda Covill, Ashvaghosa
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Nanda has it all: youth, money, good looks and a kittenish wife who fulfills his sexual and emotional needs. He also has the Buddha, a dispassionate man of immense insight and self-containment, for an older brother. When Nanda is made a reluctant recruit to the Buddha's order of monks, he is forced to confront his all-too-human enslavement to his erotic and romantic desires. Dating from the second century CE, Ashva·ghosha’s Handsome Nanda portrays its hero’s spiritual makeover with compassion, psychological profundity, and great poetic skill.

Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation

For more on this title and other titles in the Clay Sanskrit series, please visit http://www.claysanskritlibrary.org

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Publisher
NYU Press
Year
2017
ISBN
9781479820412
Topic
Literature
Subtopic
Ancient & Classical Literary Collections

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