Locations of Buddhism : colonialism and modernity in Sri Lanka (Book, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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Locations of Buddhism : colonialism and modernity in Sri Lanka

Locations of Buddhism : colonialism and modernity in Sri Lanka

Author: Anne M Blackburn
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, ©2010.
Series: Buddhism and modernity.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Modernizing and colonizing forces brought nineteenth-century Sri Lankan Buddhists both challenges and opportunities. How did Buddhists deal with social and economic change; new forms of political, religious, and educational discourse; and Christianity? And how did Sri Lankan Buddhists, collaborating with other Asian Buddhists, respond to colonial rule? To answer these questions, Anne M. Blackburn focuses on the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographie
Named Person: Hikkaḍuvē Śrī Sumaṅgala; Hikkaḍuvē Śrī Sumaṅgala; Hikkaḍuvē Sumaṅgala; H Sumangala; Hikkaḍuvē Sumaṅgala
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anne M Blackburn
ISBN: 9780226055077 0226055078
OCLC Number: 423732245
Description: xxii, 237 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Hikkaḍuvē Sumaṅgala at Adam's Peak --
Hikkaḍuvē Sumaṅgala at Vidyōdaya Piriveṇa --
Learning and difference --
Engaging the adventurers --
Śāsana and empire --
Horizons not washed away.
Series Title: Buddhism and modernity.
Responsibility: Anne M. Blackburn.
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Focuses on the life of leading monk and educator Hikkaduve Sumangala (1827-1911) to examine Buddhist life under foreign rule. This work reveals that during Sri Lanka's crucial decades of deepening  Read more...


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"Anne Blackburn's close reading of the life and monastic career of Hikkaduve Sumangala, perhaps the most influential Buddhist monk of low-country Lanka, makes a unique contribution to our Read more...

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