An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World

Pankaj Mishra

I finished reading this on my return flight from the States the other day, and it was splendid throughout, even if it struck me as three books in one: a beautifully written tale of personal growth and emergence into worldly, sensitive adulthood; a well-researched and compelling account of the Buddha’s life, philosophy and impact on the world; and least expectedly a reflection on modern history, from nationalism to globalization.
I will be adding some excerpts here when time allows.

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