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By Nirmala S. Salgado

In keeping with large study in Sri Lanka and interviews with Theravada and Tibetan nuns from all over the world, Salgado's groundbreaking examine urges a rethinking of girl renunciation. How are scholarly bills complicit in reinscribing imperialist tales concerning the subjectivity of Buddhist girls? How do key Buddhist "concepts" resembling dukkha, samsara, and sila ground lady renunciant perform? Salgado's provocative research questions the secular suggestion of the better ordination of nuns as a political flow for freedom opposed to patriarchal norms. Arguing that the lives of nuns defy translation right into a politics of worldwide sisterhood equivalent sooner than legislation, she demands more-nuanced readings of nuns' daily renunciant practices.

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