Selected Works

The surprising history of the Diamond Seat—and the drama surrounding it—in the centuries after the Buddha first sat there.

A tour of pre-modern, Buddhist bridges and a comment on the deeper roots of engaged Buddhism.

Traditional Indian geography was always a strange amalgam of a few facts and a lot of fiction. But facts there are.

The inspiring (and frustrating) story of one modern, South Indian reformer who turned towards Buddhism as a refuge from exploitation.

Ānanda’s tears and the Buddha’s expression of gratitude and thanks are testament to the close bond between the two men, one that went beyond their kin relationship.