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Buddhism Betrayed?: Religion, Politics, and Violence in Sri Lanka (Monograph of the World Institute for Development Economics R)

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Publisher Comments:

This volume seeks to answer the question of how the Buddhist monks in today's Sri Lankaand#8212;given Buddhism's traditionally nonviolent philosophyand#8212;are able to participate in the fierce political violence of the Sinhalese against the Tamils.

Book News Annotation:

For the benefit of general readers, both inside and outside of academia, who have put all their peace and freedom eggs in the Buddhist basket, Tambiah (professor of anthropology and curator of South Asian ethnology at the Peabody Museum at Harvard U.) probes the extent to which, and the manner in which, Buddhism, as a espoused by Sri Lankans of the late 19th and the 20th centuries, has contributed to the current ethnic conflict and collective violence in Sri Lanka.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Table of Contents

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 in The Betrayal of Buddhism

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226789491
Subtitle:
Religion, Politics, and Violence in Sri Lanka
Foreword:
Jayawardena, Lal
Foreword by:
Jayawardena, Lal
Foreword:
Jayawardena, Lal
Author:
Tambiah, Stanley Jeyaraja
Author:
Jayawardena, Lal
Publisher:
University Of Chicago Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Buddhism and politics.
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Buddhism and politics -- Sri Lanka.
Subject:
Buddhism -- Social aspects -- Sri Lanka.
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Monograph of the World Institute for Development Economics R
Publication Date:
19920715
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 halftones
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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