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The Resource Buddhism and ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka, Patrick Grant

Buddhism and ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka, Patrick Grant

Label
Buddhism and ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka
Title
Buddhism and ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Grant
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Patrick Grant explores the relationship between Buddhism and violent ethnic conflict in modern Sri Lanka using the concept of "regressive inversion." Regressive inversion occurs when universal teaching, such as that of the Buddha, is redeployed to supercharge passions associated with the kinds of group loyalty that the universal teaching itself intends to transcend. The book begins with an account of the main teachings of Theravada Buddhism and looks at how these inform, or fail to inform, modern interpreters. Grant considers the writings of three key figures - Anagarika Dharmapala, Walpola Rahula, and J. R. Jayewardene - who addressed Buddhism and politics in the years leading up to Sri Lanka's political independence from Britain, and subsequently, in postcolonial Sri Lanka. This book makes the Sri Lankan conflict accessible to readers interested in the modern global phenomenon of ethnic violence involving religion and also illuminates similar conflicts around the world."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grant, Patrick
Dewey number
294.3095493
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
BQ374
LC item number
.G73 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series in religious studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buddhist renewal
  • Nationalism
  • Ethnic conflict
Label
Buddhism and ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka, Patrick Grant
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 117-139) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
226304706
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 146 pages
Isbn
9780791493533
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008017375
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)226304706
Label
Buddhism and ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka, Patrick Grant
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 117-139) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
226304706
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 146 pages
Isbn
9780791493533
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008017375
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)226304706

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