The Prince and the Sufi by Dalia Yasharpour
The Judeo-Persian Rendition of the Buddha Biographies
The Prince and the Sufi is the literary composition of the seventeenth-century Judeo-Persian poet Elisha ben Shmūel. In The Prince and the Sufi: The Judeo-Persian Rendition of the Buddha Biographies, Dalia Yasharpour provides a thorough analysis of this popular work to show how the Buddha’s life story has undergone a substantial transformation with the use of Jewish, Judeo-Persian, and Persian-Islamic sources. The annotated edition of the text and the corresponding English translation is meticulous and insightful. This scholarly study makes available to readers an important branch in the genealogical tree of the Buddha Biographies.
Year first published: 2020
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