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Rescued from the nation : Anagarika Dharmapala and the Buddhist world

Author: Steven Kemper
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2015. ©2015
Series: Buddhism and modernity.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dharmapala is a galvanizing figure in Sri Lanka's recent history, widely regarded as the nationalist hero who saved the Sinhala people from cultural collapse and whose 'protestant' reformation of Buddhism drove monks toward increased political involvement and ethnic confrontation. Yet he spent the vast majority of his life abroad, dealing with other concerns. Steven Kemper re-evaluates this important figure in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kemper, Steven, 1944-
Rescued from the nation
(DLC) 2014028190
(OCoLC)889941224
Named Person: Anagarika Dharmapala; Anagarika Dharmapala
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Kemper
ISBN: 9780226199108 022619910X
OCLC Number: 896701625
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Dharmapala as theosophist --
Buddhists in Japan --
Universalists abroad --
Dharmapala, the British, and the Bengalis --
Dharmapala and the British Empire --
World wanderer returns home.
Series Title: Buddhism and modernity.
Responsibility: Steven Kemper.

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Anagarika Dharmapala is one of the most galvanizing figures in Sri Lanka's turbulent history. Following Dharmapala on his travels between East Asia, South Asia, Europe, and North America, the author  Read more...

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