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Buddhism, political violence, and the dilemmas of democracy in Sri Lanka

Gananath Obeyesekere

Buddhism, political violence, and the dilemmas of democracy in Sri Lanka

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Published by Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in Delhi .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Buddhism and politics -- Sri Lanka,
  • Religion and politics -- Sri Lanka,
  • Nationalism -- Religious aspects -- Sri Lanka,
  • Political violence -- Sri Lanka

  • About the Edition

    Rajani Kothari lecture for the year 2009.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 44-45).

    StatementGananath Obeyesekere.
    SeriesOccasional paper
    ContributionsCentre for the Study of Developing Societies.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBQ4570.S7+
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 45 p. ;
    Number of Pages45
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23930587M
    LC Control Number2009346659

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Usuf 7 Comments. My conclusion on studying the Sri Lankan situation, conducting a number of interviews there, and comparing it with cases of religious violence in other parts of the world, is that the problem in Sri Lanka is not one of religion itself-as if there were some generic weakness in religion to which Buddhism has now also fallen prey-but of the Cited by: _____Postcolonial Criticism: An Approach to De-colonising the Study of Religion in the face of Political Violence, Belgrade, _____, Paradigm of Service: The Narratives of the Transnational Hizmet Movement and the Pan-national Sarvodaya Movement of Sri Lanka, Rumi Forum, Washington DC, (publication, ) _____,Recovering Otherwardness as a Counter.

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Bottom line is Buddhism (not what we have in Sri Lanka now) refuse to pdf in pdf engineering or politics or kings duty. Best example is Angulimala story.

According to the story Buddha stopped the serial-killer therefore he had capacity to stop him any time earlier and saved thousands of lives.Prelude to the Indo-LTTE War.

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I proceed ebook analyse the operation of state violence in terms of a crucial instrument of counterinsurgency, in which the collective punishment of Tamil civilians presented a Faustian bargain between physical security and political : Samuel Thampapillai.