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- THE BUDDHA : BOX SET OF 8 VOLUMES - Kapilvastu, The Four Encounters, Devadatta, The Forest of Uruvela, Deer Park, Ananda, Prince Ajatasattu, Jetavana
DetailsOriginated in the 1970s, Buddha is Osamu Tezuka's unparalleled rendition of the life and times of Prince Siddhartha. Tezuka's storytelling genius and consummate skill at visual expression blossom fully as he contextualizes the Buddha's ideas, with an emphasis on action, emotion, humour and conflict as Prince Siddhartha runs away from home, travels across India and questions Hindu practices such as ascetic self-mutilation and caste oppression. Rather than recommend resignation and impassivity, Tezuka's Buddha predicates enlightenment upon recognizing the interconnectedness of life, having compassion for the suffering, and ordering one's life sensibly. Furthermore, his approach is slightly irreverent in that it incorporates something that Western commentators often eschew, namely, humour.Contents:- The Box Set includesBuddha Vol 1: KapilvastuBuddha Vol 2: The Four EncountersBuddha Vol 3: DevadattaBuddha Vol 4: The Forest of UruvelaBuddha Vol 5: Deer ParkBuddha Vol 6: AnandaBuddha Vol 7: Prince AjatasattuBuddha Vol 8: JetavanaABOUT THE AUTHOR: Osamu Tezuka (1928-89) is the godfather of Japanese graphic novels. A genuine intellectual, deeply familiar with Western culture from the Bible to Goethe to Hollywood, Tezuka originally intended to become a doctor and received an M.D. Though many have followed his example, it is still Tezuka who draws the deepest awe with his sweeping vision, deftly intertwined plots, persuasive characters, feel for the workings of power and above all, an indefatigable commitment to human dignity and the sanctity of life.
SKU Code PRK B 3636 Weight in Kg 1.1500 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780007942480 Author Name OSAMU TEZUKA Publisher Name HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS