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

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ISBN-10: 0226789500

ISBN-13: 9780226789507

Edition: 1992 (Reprint)

Authors: Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah, Lal Jayawardena

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Description:

This volume seeks to answer the question of how the Buddhist monks in today's Sri Lanka--given Buddhism's traditionally nonviolent philosophy--are able to participate in the fierce political violence of the Sinhalese against the Tamils.
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 7/15/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction: The Question
The Period of Buddhist Revivalism, 1860-1915
Politics and Constitutional Progress, 1915-1946
Radical Monks and the Legitimation of Monks' Participation in Politics
The Betrayal and Restoration of Buddhism: Accusations and Remedies
The Betrayal of Buddhism: Report of the Committee of Inquiry
The Social Revolution of 1956 and Its Aftermath
The Restoration of Buddhism and the Transformation of Education in the 1960s and 1970s
The 1970s and 1980s: The Deepening Crisis
The Mavbima Surakime Vyaparaya (MSV): The Movement for the Protection of the Motherland
Monks and Violence Face to Face
The Parameters of Buddhist Nationalism and Buddhist Democracy
Epilogue: Sinhalese Identity: The Legacy of the Past
Appendix: Testing Some Charges in The Betrayal of Buddhism
References
Index