Author:Richard F. Gombrich & Gananath Obeyesekere

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Buddhism Transformed: Religious Change in Sri Lanka

By: Richard F. Gombrich & Gananath Obeyesekere

Price: $65.50

Publisher: New Delhi, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt Ltd: 1990

Edition: First Reprint

Seller ID: 900457

ISBN: 8120807022


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 info