Title:An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World
Publisher:Penguin Books India
Edition:First Indian Edition
Remarks:Map and Notes.
Size:131 x 197 mm
Is the Buddha still relevant today and, if so, in what way? Pankaj Mishra tries to answer this question as he travels through poverty-ridden South Asia to gilded Europe and America. Along the way he discovers how Buddhist thought has flowered even in a materialistic world, and reveals the parallels between the age of the Buddha and the contemporary world. A rich, challenging and deeply contemplative work, An End to Suffering is regarded as many to be Mishras masterpiece.
Pankaj Mishra is the author of five books, most recently From the Ruins of Empire. He writes for, among others, the New Yorker, the New York Review of Books and the Guardian.