an end to suffering: the buddha in the world

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About the book: an end to suffering: the buddha in the world is the buddha still relevant today and, if so, in what way? pankaj mishra tries to answer this question as he travels through poverty-ridden south asia to gilded europe and america along the way he discovers how buddhist thought has flowered even in a materialistic world, and reveals the parallels between the age of the buddha and the contemporary world a rich, challenging and deeply contemplative work, an end to suffering is regarded as many to be mishras masterpiece about the author: pankaj mishra pankaj mishra is the author of five books, most recently from the ruins of empire he writes for, among others, the new yorker, the new york review of books and the guardian review: it is a tribute to mishras ability to link indias past to its present that he has turned a book on the buddha into a social commentary of immense urgency- aravind adiga, time three books disguised as one-succinct, lucid and coherent-and the story of someone who journeyed from the outside of history to its centre- los angeles times highly intelligent- new statesman

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