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Author Huber, Toni, 1956-

Title The holy land reborn : pilgrimage & the Tibetan reinvention of Buddhist India / Toni Huber
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 501 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Buddhism and modernity
Buddhism and modernity.
Contents List of Figures; Acknowledgments; Note on Transliteration; Introduction; Part One: Locating and Dislocating the Land of the Buddha; 1 The Shifting Terrain of the Buddha; 2 Buddhist Knowledge and Anachronism in Tibet; 3 Journeying to the Centre of the World; 4 Tantric Buddhist India and Its Tibetan Appropriation; Part Two: Reinventing the Holy Land in India; 5 Nirvana in Assam; 6 Return to the Centre of the World; 7 The Allure of the Atsaras; 8 The Precious Guru in the Punjab; Part Three: Modern Rebirths of the Holy Land; 9 Archaeological and Discursive Rebirths of Buddhist India
Summary The Dalai Lama has said that Tibetans consider themselves 'the child of Indian civilization' and that India is the holy land from whose sources the Tibetans have built their own civilization. This work looks at this relationship and how Tibetans have maintained it, particularly by way of pilgrimage
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 439-483) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Buddhist pilgrims and pilgrimages -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region.
Buddhist pilgrims and pilgrimages -- India.
Sacred space -- India.
India -- Relations -- China -- Tibet Autonomous Region.
Tibet Autonomous Region (China) -- Relations -- India.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007042732
ISBN 0226356507 (electronic bk.)
9780226356501 (electronic bk.)