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Published: 07 February 2016

312 Pages

8.5 x 5.5 inches

ISBN: 9780199459070

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Lives of Early Buddhist Nuns

Biographies as History

Alice Collett

  • First comprehensive study of women in Pali Buddhism
  • Uses biographical accounts of women to explore the prevailing notions of gender relations
  • Changes the existing assessment of the Pali canon and shows that it was more favorable to women than others