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Buddha Box Set Book by Osamu Tezuka Online

About the Book Buddha Box Set Buddha Box Set Book is written by Osamu Tezuka. 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. Originated 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 includes

Buddha Vol 1Kapilvastu

Buddha Vol 2The Four Encounters

Buddha Vol 3Devadatta

Buddha Vol 4The Forest of Uruvela

Buddha Vol 5Deer Park

Buddha Vol 6Ananda

Buddha Vol 7Prince Ajatasattu

Buddha Vol 8Jetavana


Buddha box set