The Yogin and the Madman : Reading the Biographical Corpus of Tibet's Great Saint Milarepa, Hardback Book

The Yogin and the Madman : Reading the Biographical Corpus of Tibet's Great Saint Milarepa Hardback

Part of the South Asia Across the Disciplines series

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Tibetan biographers began writing Jetsun Milarepa's (1052-1135) life story shortly after his death, initiating a literary tradition that turned the poet and saint into a model of virtuosic Buddhist practice throughout the Himalayan world. Andrew Quintman traces this history and its innovations in narrative and aesthetic representation across four centuries, culminating in a detailed analysis of the genre's most famous example, composed in 1488 by Tsangnyon Heruka, or the "Madman of Western Tibet." Quintman imagines these works as a kind of physical body supplanting the yogin's corporeal relics.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
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  • Category: Tibetan Buddhism
  • ISBN: 9780231164146

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