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Religious World of Kirti Sri, The


Title: Religious World of Kirti Sri, The

Author: Holt, John Clifford

Description: In this interdisciplinary inquiry, the author seeks to uncover how Buddhism was understood and expressed in Sri Lanka, Asia’s oldest continuing Buddhist culture, during the advent of European colonialism. The author focuses on King Kirti Sri Rajasinha, who ruled in the waning years of indigenous Sri Lankan rule, and how he successfully revived Sinhalese Theravada Buddhism despite persistent Dutch colonial threats and a deeply suspicious Kandyan Buddhist Sinhalese aristocracy.

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Edition: 1st ed., Date: 1996, 147 pp., PB

Item Code: 9.7802E+12