love this book. have brought it for myself and also gifted it to a friend. Love Mishra's style of writing. He combines the history of Buddhism,weaves in his own travel stories and also provides us a window to the answers one can get to by using Buddhas Method. it really is not meant as an self help book but you get sucked into Mishra's journey of helping himself through the rough and tumble of life and find echo for issues you have had.or are having.Well i did atleast.
bought this because Nadeem Aslam picked Mishra as one of the interesting authors and chose An End to Suffering as one of his favourites. What I am reading is very important from the various point of views. If you are trying to understand the India as a place as well as Buddhism, it is surprisingly informative and leaves you with a sense of ignorance and motivation that there are neglected dimensions in history, to explore, to write and to read. A well-written and well-researched piece of literature that should be praised and endorsed. Praise to our bright author for such a wonderful book, looking forward to reading his work, all of them. :)
the author has put in a lot of work into studying the facts and has given a very unbiased view on all his analysis of the Indian culture and society during the time of the Buddha and 20th century India that followed. its a little dragy in the middle but overall a great book.
This book provides rest to some inner conflicts one face in day to day live. Pankaj 's writing is very interesting and relatable.I recommend it to those who feel anxious about impermanence and lack of social and moral order in this world