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The Holy Madmen of Tibet$
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David M. DiValerio

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199391202

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391202.001.0001

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The Relationship between the Madmen of Ü and Tsang

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The Holy Madmen of Tibet

David M. DiValerio

Oxford University Press

This brief section examines what can be gleaned about the relationship between the Madmen of Ü and Tsang from their respective biographies, which present highly varied accounts of what transpired between the two men and their respective disciples. This exercise provides a potent example of the limits of religious biographies as sources of historical information.

Keywords:   Madman of Ü, Madman of Tsang, hagiography, religious biography, Nepal

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