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Buddhism, conflict and violence in modern Sri Lanka

Author: Deegalle Mahinda
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2006.
Series: Routledge critical studies in Buddhism.
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This book explores dilemmas that Buddhism faces in relation to the continuing ethnic conflict and violence in contemporary Sri Lanka.
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Buddhism, conflict and violence in modern Sri Lanka.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2006
(DLC) 2005022413
(OCoLC)61278445
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Deegalle Mahinda
ISBN: 0203007360 9780203007365
OCLC Number: 77059857
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 277 pages).
Contents: BOOK COVER; HALF-TITLE; SERIES-TITLE; TITLE; COPYRIGHT; DEDICATION; CONTENTS; CONTRIBUTORS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; ABBREVIATIONS; 1. INTRODUCTION: BUDDHISM, CONFLICT AND VIOLENCE; 2. IS THE SRI LANKAN WAR A BUDDHIST FUNDAMENTALISM?; 3. HINDU INFLUENCES ON MEDIEVAL SRI LANKAN BUDDHIST CULTURE; 4. THE THERAVADA ANALYSIS OF CONFLICTS; 5. A 'RIGHTEOUS WAR' IN BUDDHISM?; 6. SEMANTIC TRANSFORMATIONS OF THE DHAMMADIPA; 7. SINHALA FEARS OF TAMIL DEMANDS; 8. HISTORIOGRAPHY IN CONFLICT AND VIOLENCE; 9. BUDDHISM, ETHNICITY, AND IDENTITY: A PROBLEM IN BUDDHIST HISTORY. 10. IDENTITY ISSUES OF SINHALAS AND TAMILS11. ROOTS OF THE CONFLICT AND THE PEACE PROCESS; 12. BUDDHIST MONKS AND PEACE IN SRI LANKA; 13. THE ROLE OF BUDDHIST MONKS IN RESOLVING THE CONFLICT; 14. SARVODAYA'S PURSUIT OF PEACE; 15. JHU POLITICS FOR PEACE AND A RIGHTEOUS STATE; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX.
Series Title: Routledge critical studies in Buddhism.
Responsibility: edited by Mahinda Deegalle.
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