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Haunting the Buddha

Indian Popular Religions and the Formation of Buddhism

Robert DeCaroli

Early European histories of India frequently reflected colonialist agendas. The idea that Indian society had declined from an earlier Golden Age helped justify the colonial presence. It was said, for example, that modern Buddhism had fallen away from its original identity as a purely rational philosophy that arose in the mythical 5th-century BCE Go...
Publish Date
2004
September 30
Goodreads rating
4.56
ISBN
9780195168389
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Apr 12, 2021
@SVOjha Robert Decaroli's excellent Haunting the Buddha, p74-5. Its a brilliant book and I highly recommend it.      source