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Author Hill, Barry, 1943-

Title Peacemongers
Published St. Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (678 pages)
Contents 1 Slippery Buddha -- 2 Tagore goes east -- First Visit to Japan -- 3 In the name of the Buddha-- Tagore's Return to the Far East, 1924 and 1929 -- 4 Tagore's piano -- 5 Mother burning -- 6 Reason and lovelessness -- Tagore, the Tokyo Trial and Justice Pal -- 7 At the edge of the forest -- Essential Death, Essential Life -- 8 Hiroshima mon amour -- 9 Three days later -- 10 True dreams of flight
Summary A literary masterpiece, this latest book from award-winning author Barry Hill is a travel book, a history book, and a peace book. His odyssey begins with a pilgrimage to Bodhi Gaya in India, where the Buddha received enlightenment, and ends after he reaches Nagasaki, Japan, in the aftermath of its atomic bomb. His traveling is imbued with the life and ideas of India's greatest artist and intellectual, Rabindranath Tagore, along with that of M.K. Gandhi, who Tagore called "Mahatma," Great Soul. He's then traveling, like Tagore, in Japan, and meditating on its militarist turn, its warmongering
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Hill, Barry, 1943- -- Travel.
Buddhism -- History.
Pilgrims and pilgrimages -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0702253081 (electronic bk.)
9780702253089 (electronic bk.)