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Haunting the Buddha: Indian Popular Religions and the Formation of Buddhism by Robert DeCaroli

Robert DeCaroli seeks to place the formation of Buddhism in its appropriate social & political contexts, by analysis of the early monks & nuns, what beliefs they brought with them from their upbringing & how the new faith offered them revolutionary new mechanisms with which to engage minor deities & spirits

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Title: Haunting the Buddha: Indian Popular Religions and the Formation of Buddhism

Author: Robert DeCaroli

Blurb: Robert DeCaroli seeks to place the formation of Buddhism in its appropriate social & political contexts, by analysis of the early monks & nuns, what beliefs they brought with them from their upbringing & how the new faith offered them revolutionary new mechanisms with which to engage minor deities & spirits

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