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  • ISBN: 9780226789507
  • ISBN10: 0226789500

Buddhism Betrayed? Religion, Politics, and Violence in Sri Lanka

by Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 06/01/1992
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Foreword by Lal Jayawardena Acknowledgments Abbreviations 1. Introduction: The Question 2. The Period of Buddhist Revivalism, 1860-1915 3. Politics and Constitutional Progress, 1915-1946 4. Radical Monks and the Legitimation of Monks' Participation in Politics 5. The Betrayal and Restoration of Buddhism: Accusations and Remedies 6. The Betrayal of Buddhism: Report of the Committee of Inquiry 7. The Social Revolution of 1956 and Its Aftermath 8. The Restoration of Buddhism and the Transformation of Education in the 1960s and 1970s 9. The 1970s and 1980s: The Deepening Crisis 10. The Mavbima Surakime Vyaparaya (MSV): The Movement for the Protection of the Motherland 11. Monks and Violence Face to Face 12. The Parameters of Buddhist Nationalism and Buddhist Democracy 13. Epilogue: Sinhalese Identity: The Legacy of the Past Appendix: Testing Some Charges inThe Betrayal of Buddhism References Index
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