The Heavenly Exploits : Buddhist Biographies from the Divyavadana, Hardback Book

The Heavenly Exploits : Buddhist Biographies from the Divyavadana Hardback

Part of the Clay Sanskrit Library series


This selection of religious biographies from the early centuries C.E. offers a delightful introduction to a literary genre that has played an essential part in Buddhist self-understanding for over two thousand years. The Heavenly Exploits are "Buddhist Biographies from the Divyavadana." The worldly face of religious literature, these lively morality tales have inspired audiences across Asia for more than two millennia.

This volume contains four of the thirty-eight Buddhist biographical stories in the "Divyavadana," or Heavenly Exploits.

Where religion meets the world, these tales present something for everyone. Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC FoundationFor more on this title and other titles in the Clay Sanskrit series, please visit


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 444 pages
  • Publisher: New York University Press
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  • Category: Buddhism
  • ISBN: 9780814782880



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