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The work of kings : the new Buddhism in Sri Lanka

Author: H L Seneviratne
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the turbulent modern history and sociology of the Sri Lankan Buddhist Monkhood and its effects upon contemporary society. Using translated Sinhalese documents and interviews with monks, this  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: H L Seneviratne
ISBN: 0226748650 9780226748658 0226748669 9780226748665
OCLC Number: 41932438
Description: xiii, 358 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Buddhism, Civil Society, and the Present Study --
Dharmapala and the Definition of the Monk's Mission --
The Economic Stage: Vidyodaya and Rural Development --
Vidyalankara: The Descent into Ideology --
Social Service: The Anatomy of a Vocation --
The Critique of the Monkhood --
Conclusion: From Regeneration to Degeneration.
Responsibility: H.L. Seneviratne.
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