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Monk, Householder, and Tantric Priest: Newar Buddhism and its Hierarchy of Ritual Paperback – 1993
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It describes the way of life and social organisation of the Hindu-Buddhist city of Lalitpur, the relationship of Buddhism to Hinduism, and the place of religion and ritual in the life of Newar Buddhists. The study of the Newars has wider implications for it allows us to grasp how Buddhism works and worked in its original context of caste and Hindu Kingship. This is an important book which should appeal to those interested in Buddhism and religious studies specialists, as well as to South Asianists, sociologists, and social anthropologists."
"For the quality of its ethnography and its ambitious attempt to make sense of an extremely complex religious field, Gellner's book deserves to be recognized as a major contribution to scholarship" -- Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford
428 pp, photoplates, maps, tables; End Notes; Bibliographies; index.