The Idea of Mysticism in the Writings of Andrew Harvey and Pico Iyer

Authors

  • Shruti Mishra M.A English, Department of English and Modern European Languages, University of Lucknow,Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v8i10.10795

Keywords:

Mysticism, Buddhist Philosophy, travel writing, people, culture, religion, spirituality, political scenario, India.

Abstract

This paper deals with idea of mysticism represented in form of Buddhist Philosophy. I will be discussing the writings of Andrew Harvey and Pico Iyer. Both of them are commendable travel writers, they have extensively travelled and wrote about Buddhism. I will be comparing the writings of both and the way they looked at Buddhism and its philosophy for the welfare of people. A Journey in Ladakh by Andrew Harvey and Sun After Dark by Pico Iyer, both of them talk of about Buddhist dominant regions and its effect on people. The difference between the two is that, the writings of Andrew Harvey is more spiritual whereas Pico Iyer is more technical and political. Both of them express their special bond with India and its people. They talk about the peculiarities of people, the culture and cuisine.

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Published

2020-10-28

How to Cite

Mishra, S. . (2020). The Idea of Mysticism in the Writings of Andrew Harvey and Pico Iyer. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 8(10), 14-26. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v8i10.10795