By: Richard F. Gombrich & Gananath Obeyesekere
New Delhi, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt Ltd: 1990
Edition: First Reprint
Seller ID: 900457
In this study a social and cultural anthropologist and a specialist in the study of religion pool their talents to examine recent changes in popular religion in Sri Lanka. As the Sinhalas themselves perceive it, Buddhism proper has always shared the religious arena with a spirit religion. While Buddhism concerns salvation, the spirit of religion focuses on worldly welfare. Buddhism Transformed describes and analyzes the changes that have profoundly altered the character of Sinhala religion in both areas. This is the first book to record systematically the cultural impact of the deterioration... View More...