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Birth of the Maitreya by Bani Basu
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Jan 28, 11

it was amazing

Evocative imagining of E India at the time of the Buddha, where elites had to deal with very 'modern' problems: regional difference, the role of women, the rights of 'tribals,' a desire for peace and friendship. An opportunity to think about a very different India and very different Indians, perhaps drawn as an overly romanticized realm of freedom, but one that dares to be imagined. Social realism meets Buddhist mythology/historiography -- I'm amazed that such a book exists.
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