By V. S. Naipaul
A New York occasions Notable Book
Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul’s impassioned and prescient travelogue of his trips via his ancestral place of origin, with a brand new preface by means of the author.
Arising out of Naipaul’s lifelong obsession and fervour for a rustic that's right now his and completely alien, India: 1000000 Mutinies Now relates the tales of the various humans he met touring there greater than fifty years in the past. He explores how they've been recommended through the innumerable frictions found in Indian society—the contradictions and compromises of non secular religion, the whim and chaos of random political forces. This ebook represents Naipaul’s final notice on his fatherland, complementing his different India travelogues, An zone of Darkness and India: A Wounded Civilization.
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A brand new York occasions remarkable Book
Nobel laureate V. S. Naipaul’s impassioned and prescient travelogue of his trips via his ancestral fatherland, with a brand new preface by way of the author.
Arising out of Naipaul’s lifelong obsession and fervour for a rustic that's straight away his and absolutely alien, India: one million Mutinies Now relates the tales of some of the humans he met touring there greater than fifty years in the past. He explores how they've been instructed through the innumerable frictions found in Indian society—the contradictions and compromises of non secular religion, the whim and chaos of random political forces. This e-book represents Naipaul’s final observe on his native land, complementing his different India travelogues, a space of Darkness and India: A Wounded Civilization.
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P. —How the contrary can be asserted, p. —Factual character of the information that the most authentic of these books contains, p. —Starting from the propagation of Buddhism the history of India begins to become clear, p. —On the tradition of Northern Buddhism, and that the Tibetans are its repository, like the Nepalese, p. —On the dates of the Tibetan translations, p. —On the three councils by which the canonical books were redacted, according to the Tibetans, p. —What we have is probably the work of the last council, p.
60; the Mongols, p. 60; the Chinese, p. 61—Importance of the Tibetan, Mongol, and Chinese translations, p. —Superiority of the Sanskrit texts, p. —The translations do not take into account the varieties of dialects, p. —Details drawn from the Lotus of the Good Law, p. —Examples borrowed from the Tibetan versions, p. a, p. —On Indian proper nouns, p. 72—On the systematically faulty translations, p. — Incontestable utility of these various translations for chronology, p. —That the Sanskrit originals have been, for the most part, written in India, p.
General plan of the present work, p. 78. S E C O N D M E M O R A N D UM Description of the collection of the books of Nepal, p. 81. Section 1. General description, p. 83. Catalogue of the Nepalese collection by Mr. Hodgson, p. —Extent of this collection, p. —The religious books divided into three collections, p. 85; 42 Analytical Table of the First Two Memoranda The sūtras, or first collection, p. 85, regarded as the word of Śākyamuni Buddha, p. —The vinaya, or discipline, second collection, p.