Martin Seeger

Aug 28, 2020

Hidden Histories of Thai Nuns with Martin Seeger

New Books Network 2020

In this podcast, Martin Seeger from the University of Leeds joins Petra Desatova of NIAS to talk about his recent book Gender and the Path to Awakening: Hidden Histories of Nuns in Modern Thai Buddhism jointly published by Silkworm Books and NIAS Press. Martin shares his insights into how he researched this fascinating topic and how he discovered that an unknown female Buddhist practitioner was the true author of well-known Thai Buddhist texts that had been wrongly attributed to a prominent male monk.

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