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Table of Contents


Editorial PDF
Dermot Killingley , Anna King 5-6


Celebrating a Great Scholar PDF
Ursula King 7-11


Dialogues with Death: Māra, Yama, and Coming to Terms with Mortality in Classical Hindu and Indian Buddhist Traditions PDF
Michael Nichols 13-32
Brahmanical Temples, Maṭhas, Agrahāras and a Buddhist Establishment in a Marshy and Forested Periphery of Two ‘Frontier’ States: Early Mediaeval Surma Valley (Sylhet and Cachar), c. 600 CE–1100 CE PDF
Birendra Nath Prasad 33-60
Folk Identity and Tibetan Wedding Poetry PDF
Nick Swann 61-81
Rādhe, Rādhe!: Continuity and Change in the Contemporary Oral Performance of the Bhāgavatapurāṇa PDF
McComas Taylor 83-101
The Glorious Disappearance of Vaishnavas: ISKCON’s Vision of Exemplary Death PDF
Anna King 103-128

Book Reviews

The Dharma’s Gatekeepers. Sakya Paṇḍita on Buddhist Scholarship in Tibet, by Jonathan C. Gold. New York: State University of New York Press, 2007. xii + 267pp. ISBN: 978-0- 791471-65-4 (hbk); ISBN: 978-0-791471-66-1 (pbk). $65/$29.95. PDF
Geoffrey Samuel 129-130
British Encounters with India, 1750–1830: A Sourcebook. Tim Keirn and Norbert Schürer (ed.). New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. ISBN: 978-0-230231-43-6 (hbk), 978-0- 230231-44-3 (pbk). $95/$32. PDF
Dermot Killingley 131-132
Valerie J. Roebuck (ed. and trans.), The Dhammapada. London and New York: Penguin, 2010. lxxiv + 246pp. ISBN: 978-0-140-44941-9 (pbk). £9.99/$15. PDF
Elizabeth J. Harris 133-134
Spirit Possession and Trance. New Interdisciplinary Perspectives, edited by Bettina Schmidt and Lucy Huskinson. London and New York: Continuum, 2010. x + 246pp. ISBN: 978-0- 826435-74-3 (hbk), ISBN: 978-1-441108-28-9 (pbk). £65.00/£24.99. PDF
Fabrizio M. Ferrari 135-137
Reading Against the Orientalist Grain: Performance and Politics Entwined with a Buddhist Stain, by Syed Jamil Ahmed. Kolkata, India: Anderson Printing House Pvt. Ltd. (www. ), 2008. xv + 357pp. ISBN: 978-8-190671-90-3. Rs. 1500. PDF
Geoffrey Samuel 138-139
Opening the Hidden Land: State Formation and the Construction of Sikkimese History, by Saul Mullard. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2011. xxiv + 282pp. ISBN: 978-9-004208-95-7 (hbk). €105.00. PDF
Georgios Halkias 140-142

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