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Buddhism and ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka

by Patrick Grant

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Published by State University of New York Press in Albany .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Buddhist renewal -- Sri Lanka,
  • Nationalism -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism,
  • Ethnic conflict -- Sri Lanka

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementPatrick Grant.
    SeriesSUNY series in religious studies
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBQ374 .G73 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18517902M
    ISBN 109780791493533
    LC Control Number2008017375

    The war in Sri Lanka was violent and costly in human and material terms. This was one of the longest wars in modern South Asia. Often referred to as an ‘ethnic’ conflict between the majority Sinhalas and the minority Tamils, the war had a profound religious dimension. Bond, GD , The Ethnic Conflict and Engaged Buddhist Strategies for Peace: Sarvodaya's Non-Violent Demonstrations and their Effects. in M Deegala (ed.), Buddhism and Conflict in Sri Lanka. Routledge, New : George D. Bond.

      I am a Sri Lankan Buddhist (Socially Buddhist, to be precise. I don't necessarily personally value religional Buddhism, although I appreciate its social value. My family generally is Buddhist, anyways.), and I have this natural instinct to be aggr. In Buddhism and Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka, Patrick Grant examines the impact of three Sinhala Buddhist writers on the Buddhist reform movement during the independence and postcolonial periods in Sri Lankan history. Grant’s focus is on what happens when religion, in this case Buddhism, is used not for its liberating vision, but to reaffirm.

      The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Ethnic Conflict In Buddhist Societies: Sri Lanka, Thailand, Burma by Kinglsey M. De Silva at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping Due to COVID, orders may be : And it is a book that challenges socio-legal researchers seeking to contest rather than simply affirm the received wisdom on the religious politics of comparative constitutional law to take more seriously those places, like Sri Lanka, and traditions, like Buddhism, that are usually relegated to the literature’s by: 8.


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Patrick Grant explores the relationship between Buddhism and violent ethnic conflict in modern Sri Lanka using the concept of regressive inversion.

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Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Buddhism and Ethnic Conflict in Sri : Patrick Grant. BUDDHISM, CONFLICT AND VIOLENCE IN MODERN SRI LANKA Buddhism, Conflict and Violence in Modern Sri Lankaexplores dilemmas that Theravada Buddhism faces in relation to the continuing ethnic conflict and violence in recent decades.

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Interdisciplinary in its approach, this book explores the dilemmas that Buddhism faces in relation to the continuing ethnic conflict and violence in modern Sri Lanka.

Prominent scholars in the fields of anthropology, history, Buddhist studies and Pali examine multiple dimensions of the problem. Buddhist responses to the crisis are discussed in detail, along with.

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. “ a solid introduction to Buddhism and its relationship with the conflict in Sri Lanka during the twentieth century.

This book is an outcome of South and South-east Asia regional workshop on 'Minorities in Buddhist Polities: Sri Lanka, Thailand and Burma'. It mainly focuses on policy issues. The key theme of the book is the role of religions play in both the.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages ; 23 cm: Contents: Introduction: Ethnic conflict in Buddhist societies: Sri Lanka, Thailand and Burma / K.M. de Silva --Part I: Theoretical issues --The logic of identity profiles and the ethic of communal violence: a Buddhist perspective / Padmasiri de Silva --Of.

Buddhism, Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict Ap Buddhism, Religion. The title of your recent book is Seeds of Peace – A Buddhist Vision For Renewing Society.

Buddhist leaders including the Mahanayake to whom I said that the Sangha had got too close to politics at the expense Buddhism in Sri Lanka.

I also politely asked the. Buddhism and Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka provides a useful lens that could be used to examine similar conflicts around the globe.” — H-Net Reviews (H-Genocide) “Understanding the reasons for the conflict remains a critical need, in order to insure that Sri Lanka’s military victory does not serve merely as a prelude to more Price: $ Theravada Buddhism is the largest and state religion of Sri Lanka practiced by % of Sri Lanka's population as of Practitioners of Buddhism can be found amongst the Sinhalese population as well as the Tamil population.

Buddhism has been given the foremost place under Article 9 of the Constitution which can be traced back to an attempt to bring the status of Central: 1,   Interdisciplinary in its approach, this book explores the dilemmas that Buddhism faces in relation to the continuing ethnic conflict and violence in modern Sri Lanka.

Prominent scholars in the fields of anthropology, history, Buddhist studies and Pali examine multiple dimensions of the problem/5(3). Interdisciplinary in its approach, this book explores the dilemmas that Buddhism faces in relation to the continuing ethnic conflict and violence in modern Sri Lanka.

Prominent scholars in the fields of anthropology, history, Buddhist studies and Pali examine multiple dimensions of the problem. Book Description. Interdisciplinary in its approach, this book explores the dilemmas that Buddhism faces in relation to the continuing ethnic conflict and violence in modern Sri Lanka.

Prominent scholars in the fields of anthropology, history, Buddhist studies and Pali examine multiple dimensions of the problem. Buddhism encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on teachings attributed to Gautama Buddha.

Ahimsa, a term meaning 'not to injure', is a primary virtue in Buddhism. Nirvana is the earliest and most common term for the goal of the Buddhist path and the ultimate eradication of dukkha—nature of life that innately includes "suffering". The origins of the Sri Lankan Civil War lie in the continuous political rancor between the majority Sinhalese and the minority Tamils.

The roots of the modern conflict lie in the British colonial rule when the country was known as Ceylon. There was initially little tension among Sri Lanka's two largest ethnic groups, the Sinhalese and the Tamils, when Ponnambalam Arunachalam, a Location: Sri Lanka.

When the civil war ended inmany hoped that Sri Lanka’s ethnic groups would find a way to coexist in peace. But it didn’t take long before the country’s Buddhist extremists found. (source: Nielsen Book Data) Summary Interdisciplinary in its approach, this book explores the dilemmas that Buddhism faces in relation to the continuing ethnic conflict and violence in modern Sri Lanka.

Prominent scholars in the fields of anthropology, history, Buddhist studies and Pali examine multiple dimensions of the problem. Interdisciplinary in its approach, this book explores the dilemmas that Buddhism faces in relation to the continuing ethnic conflict and violence in modern Sri Lanka.

Prominent scholars in the fields of anthropology, history, Buddhist studies and Pali examine multiple dimensions of the : Taylor And Francis.Description: Interdisciplinary in its approach, this book explores the dilemmas that Buddhism faces in relation to the continuing ethnic conflict and violence in modern Sri Lanka.

Prominent scholars in the fields of anthropology, history, Buddhist studies and Pali examine multiple dimensions of the problem. He is the author of Popularizing Buddhism: Preaching as Performance in Sri Lanka (State University of New York Press, ) and editor of several volumes including Buddhism, Conflict and Violence in Modern Sri Lanka (Routledge, ).

His current research concentrates on minority issues, ethics of war and violence and religious extremism.