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Dr. Ambedkar and Untouchability: Fighting the Indian Caste System (review)

Dr. Ambedkar and Untouchability: Fighting the Indian Caste System (review) BOOK REVIEWS ribution, emptiness, reincarnation, soteriology). Desideri sought to take seriously the philosophical positions of the lamas, with whom he lived and engaged in debate. He adapted his presentation of Christianity to the linguistic requirements of Tibet, and he did not hesitate to acknowledge the excellence he found in the moral character and intellectual refinement of the Tibetans. Finally, one detects a respect for that which is distinct about the Buddhist positions articulated in Tibet. Desideri was aware of the diversity of schools and approaches and sought to maintain the purity of his own exposition even as he took note of the style of exposition of his interlocutors. In order to gain access to the works of Desideri and his interpreters, a complete bibliography is not only a desideratum but a necessity. Bargiacchi has provided us with an astonishingly thorough compilation of Desideriana, including manuscripts and publications. The work is divided into the following sections: (1) the works of Ippolito Desideri himself, including archival entries; (2) an exhaustive year-by-year bibliography of writings about Desideri, anthologies of his works in missionary publications, and more recent studies and editions of his principal works from 1722 to 2007; and (3) four http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Buddhist-Christian Studies University of Hawai'I Press

Dr. Ambedkar and Untouchability: Fighting the Indian Caste System (review)

Buddhist-Christian Studies , Volume 28 (1) – Nov 14, 2008

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BOOK REVIEWS ribution, emptiness, reincarnation, soteriology). Desideri sought to take seriously the philosophical positions of the lamas, with whom he lived and engaged in debate. He adapted his presentation of Christianity to the linguistic requirements of Tibet, and he did not hesitate to acknowledge the excellence he found in the moral character and intellectual refinement of the Tibetans. Finally, one detects a respect for that which is distinct about the Buddhist positions articulated in Tibet. Desideri was aware of the diversity of schools and approaches and sought to maintain the purity of his own exposition even as he took note of the style of exposition of his interlocutors. In order to gain access to the works of Desideri and his interpreters, a complete bibliography is not only a desideratum but a necessity. Bargiacchi has provided us with an astonishingly thorough compilation of Desideriana, including manuscripts and publications. The work is divided into the following sections: (1) the works of Ippolito Desideri himself, including archival entries; (2) an exhaustive year-by-year bibliography of writings about Desideri, anthologies of his works in missionary publications, and more recent studies and editions of his principal works from 1722 to 2007; and (3) four

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Buddhist-Christian StudiesUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Nov 14, 2008

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