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dc.contributor.authorKunu, Vishma
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-03T21:18:04Z
dc.date.available2014-03-03T21:18:04Z
dc.date.issued2004-05
dc.identifier.otherkunu_vishma_200405_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/kunu_vishma_200405_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/21554
dc.description.abstractMy contention is that the V?narinda J?taka (V J) is a specifically Buddhist narrative, being a strategic reworking of situations and characters common to Indian oral tradition. By way of a fluid, triple-layered construct that is experimental in nature, I support this claim by exploring the interpretive possibilities of the text. Chapter one functions as a philological groundwork, and is a translation of the P?li text that highlights terminology with distinctive resonances in the Buddhist tradition. The second chapter reveals the ways in which the VJ is marked by generality, drawing out pan-Indian elements through an examination against excerpts from the Pañcatantra, considered n?ti literature, and the Sundarak?ö¶a in V?lm?ki’s R?m?yaöa, a Hindu work, all having pre-literate roots. In the third chapter, I offer a creative explication of the VJ, bringing to light the abundance of Buddhist allusions, and doctrinal references embedded within the narrative.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectJataka
dc.subjectGatha
dc.subjectPali canon
dc.subjectBuddhist narratives
dc.subjectIndian oral tradition
dc.subjectPancatantra
dc.subjectHanuman
dc.titleThe promise of interpretation
dc.title.alternativean analysis of the Vanarinda Jataka
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentReligion
dc.description.majorReligion
dc.description.advisorGlenn Wallis
dc.description.committeeGlenn Wallis
dc.description.committeeDorothy Figueira
dc.description.committeeCarolyn Medine


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