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Author Gutschow, Kim.

Title Being a Buddhist nun : the struggle for enlightenment in the Himalayas / Kim Gutschow
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 333 pages) : illustrations
Contents Gendering monasticism -- Locating Buddhism in Zangskar -- The Buddhist economy of merit -- The Buddhist traffic in women -- Becoming a nun -- Why nuns cannot be monks -- Can nuns gain enlightenment? -- Monasticism and modernity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-322) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Buddhist monasticism and religious orders for women -- India -- Jammu and Kashmir.
Buddhist nuns -- India -- Jammu and Kashmir.
Enlightenment (Buddhism)
Monastic and religious life (Buddhism) -- India -- Jammu and Kashmir.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004040573
ISBN 0674012879 (alk. paper)
0674038088 (electronic bk.)
9780674012875 (alk. paper)
9780674038080 (electronic bk.)