Buddhism Betrayed?: Religion, Politics, and Violence in Sri Lanka / Edition 2

Buddhism Betrayed?: Religion, Politics, and Violence in Sri Lanka / Edition 2

by Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226789500

ISBN-13: 9780226789507

Pub. Date: 07/28/1992

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

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.  See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226789507
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
07/28/1992
Series:
Monograph of the World Institute for Development Economics Research (Wider) of the United Nations University Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
1Introduction: The Question1
2The Period of Buddhist Revivalism, 1860-19155
3Politics and Constitutional Progress, 1915-19469
4Radical Monks and the Legitimation of Monks' Participation in Politics15
5The Betrayal and Restoration of Buddhism: Accusations and Remedies22
6The Betrayal of Buddhism: Report of the Committee of Inquiry30
7The Social Revolution of 1956 and Its Aftermath42
8The Restoration of Buddhism and the Transformation of Education in the 1960s and 1970s58
9The 1970s and 1980s: The Deepening Crisis66
10The Mavbima Surakime Vyaparaya (MSV): The Movement for the Protection of the Motherland80
11Monks and Violence Face to Face95
12The Parameters of Buddhist Nationalism and Buddhist Democracy102
13Epilogue: Sinhalese Identity: The Legacy of the Past129
Appendix: Testing Some Charges in The Betrayal of Buddhism183
References189
Index195

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