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Sugata Saurabha: An Epic Poem from Nepal on the Life of the Buddha by Chittadhar Hridaya

Todd T. Lewis and Subarna Man Tuladhar


This book is the English translation of Sugata Saurabha, a poetic rendering of the Buddha's life, published in 1947 in the Nepalese language, Newari, by Chittadhar Hrdaya, one of the greatest literary figures from Nepal in the twentieth century. Sugata Saurabha (“The Fragrant Life of the Buddha”) is a remarkable text for its comprehensiveness, artistry, and nuance. Remarkably, this work was composed while Chittadhar was jailed for five years for the crime of publishing a poem in his native language. Sugata Saurabha covers the Buddha's life from birth to enlightenment to death, according to the ... More

Keywords: Buddha, Buddhist, enlightenment, Nepal, Newar, Kathmandu Valley, Chittadhar, kāvya

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195341829
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341829.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Todd T. Lewis, author
College of the Holy Cross
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Subarna Man Tuladhar, author

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