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The Work of Kings Epub Å Download  Join or create book clubs ☆ ❮Reading❯ ➻ The Work of Kings Author Join or create book clubs – Eyltransferservices.co.uk The Work of Kings is a stunning new look at the turbulent modern history and sociology of the Sri Lankan Buddhist MonkhoodE inner workings of this New Buddhism and the ideology on which it is based Beginning with Anagarika Dharmapala's rationalization of Buddhism in the early twentieth century which called for monks to take on aactivist role in the community Seneviratne shows how the monks have gradually revised their rol

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E to include involvement in political and economic spheres The altruistic morally pure monks of Dharamapala's dreams have become Seneviratne trenchantly argues self centered and arrogant concealing self aggrandizement behind a faade of social service A compelling call for reform and a forceful analysis

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The Work of KingsThe Work of Kings is a stunning new look at the turbulent modern history and sociology of the Sri Lankan Buddhist Monkhood and its effects upon contemporary society Using never before translated Sinhalese documents and extensive interviews with monks Sri Lankan anthropologist HL Seneviratne unravels th