Buddhism Betrayed?

Religion, Politics and Violence in Sri Lanka


Publisher: The University of Chicago Press


Language: English | Number of Pages: 224 | Format: Paperback | In other languages: (other languages) Indian (Hindi)

Isbn-10: 0226789500 | Isbn-13: 9780226789507 | Publish date: 

Corporate Author: Lal Jayawardena

Also available as: Hardcover

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Book Description
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.