Buddhism in Sinhalese Society 1750-1900: A Study of Religious Revival and Change

Buddhism in Sinhalese Society 1750-1900: A Study of Religious Revival and Change

Kitsiri Malalgoda


even though the inhabitants of Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) embraces many fans of Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity, Buddhists have lengthy constituted the good majority. equally, Buddhism is practiced through the Sinhalese, via a long way the biggest ethnic team within the country.

For greater than 2,000 years the historical past of Sinhalese Buddhism has been recorded via clergymen in a chain of chronicles. those chronicles encouraged a deep experience of old continuity. Mr. Malalgoda has made an in depth research of the fairly contemporary historical past of Sinhalese Buddhism, in which the classical culture skilled revival and alter in keeping with either inner and exterior pressures.

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