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Unif Title Therigatha (Harvard University Press)
Title Poems of the first Buddhist women : a translation of the Therigatha / translated by Charles Hallisey.
Publication Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2021.
Copyright date © 2015
Edition New edition.
Description xxv, 153 pages ; 21 cm.
Call # 294.3823 P
Series Murty classical library of India
Murty classical library of India.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Poems with One Verse -- Poems with Two Verses -- Poems with Three Verses -- A Poem with Four Verses -- Poems with Five Verses -- Poems with Six Verses -- Poems with Seven Verses -- A Poem with Eight Verses -- A Poem with Nine Verses -- A Poem with Eleven Verses -- A Poem with Twelve Verses -- A Poem with Sixteen Verses -- Poems with about Twenty Verses -- A Poem with about Thirty Verses -- A Poem with about Forty Verses -- The Great Chapter.
Summary "The Therīgāthā is one of the oldest surviving literatures by women, composed more than two millennia ago and originally collected as part of the Pali canon of Buddhist scripture. These poems were written by some of the first Buddhist women - therīs - honored for their religious achievements. Through imaginative verses about truth and freedom, the women recount their lives before ordination and their joy at attaining liberation from samsara. The Therīgāthā offers startling insights into the experiences of women in ancient times that continue to resonate with modern readers. With a spare and elegant style, this powerful translation introduces us to a classic of world literature"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Buddhist poetry.
Pali poetry.
Pali poetry -- Translations into English.
Genre Translations. (OCoLC)fst01423791
Addl. Author Hallisey, Charles, 1953- translator.
Addl. Title Container of (expression): Tipiṭaka. Suttapiṭaka. Khuddakanikāya. Therīgāthā.
Container of (expression): Tipiṭaka. Suttapiṭaka. Khuddakanikāya. Therīgāthā. English.
Related To Revision of: Therigatha (Harvard University Press) Therigatha. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2015 9780674427730 (DLC) 2014016313 (OCoLC)890814042
ISBN 9780674251359 (paperback)
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9780674251410 (paperback)
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