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By Toni Huber

ISBN-10: 0226356485

ISBN-13: 9780226356488

The Dalai Lama has stated that Tibetans think about themselves “the baby of Indian civilization” and that India is the “holy land” from whose resources the Tibetans have outfitted their very own civilization. What explains this strong allegiance to India? In The Holy Land Reborn¸ Toni Huber investigates how Tibetans have maintained a ritual dating to India, rather in terms of pilgrimage, and what it ability for them to contemplate India as their holy land.

Focusing at the Tibetan construction and sport of India as a vacation spot, a panorama, and one of those different, in either actual and idealized phrases, Huber explores how Tibetans have used the belief of India as a non secular territory and a sacred geography within the improvement in their personal faith and society. In a well timed last bankruptcy, Huber additionally takes up the which means of India for the Tibetans who reside in exile of their Buddhist holy land.

A significant contribution to the learn of Buddhism, The Holy Land Reborn describes adjustments in Tibetan constructs of India over the centuries, eventually tough principally static perspectives of the sacred geography of Buddhism in India.

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