Nuns Involving in the Affairs of the World. The Depiction of Buddhist Nuns in Bhavabhūti's Mālatīmādhava.

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Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
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Publications
Titre
Nuns Involving in the Affairs of the World. The Depiction of Buddhist Nuns in Bhavabhūti's Mālatīmādhava.
Périodique
Cracow Indological Studies
Auteur(s)
Feller Danielle
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2012
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
XIV
Pages
147-168
Langue
anglais
Résumé
In Bhavabhūti's play, the Mālatīmādhava, we find the characters of three Buddhist nuns. Though by no means negative or disreputable characters, these nuns nevertheless display a behaviour that contravenes some explicitly stated precepts of the Buddhist dharma, such as lying, acting as go-betweens and encouraging others to commit suicide. This paper examines in detail the nuns' behaviour, trying to assess what merely belongs to the realm of dramatic fiction, and what might correspond - at least to some extent - to reality.
Mots-clé
Sanskrit drama, Bhavabhūti, Mālatīmādhava, Buddhist nuns, Bhikṣuṇīvinaya, offenses against the Buddhist dharma and vinaya.
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