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The Buddhist Visnu : religious transformation, politics, and culture, John Clifford Holt

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The Buddhist Visnu : religious transformation, politics, and culture
Title
The Buddhist Visnu
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religious transformation, politics, and culture
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John Clifford Holt
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Language
eng
Summary
John Holt's groundbreaking study examines the assimilation, transformation, and subordination of the Hindu deity Visnu within the contexts of Sri Lankan history and Sinhala Buddhist religious culture. Holt argues that political agendas and social forces, as much as doctrinal concerns, have shaped the shifting patterns of the veneration of Visnu in Sri Lanka. Holt begins with a comparative look at the assimilation of the Buddha in Hinduism. He then explores the role and rationale of medieval Sinhala kings in assimilating Visnu into Sinhala Buddhism. Offering analyses of texts, many
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Nature of contents
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  • bibliography
The Buddhist Visnu : religious transformation, politics, and culture, John Clifford Holt
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The Buddhist Visnu : religious transformation, politics, and culture, John Clifford Holt
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7312/holt13322
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-420) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface; Part I; Introduction: The Historical and Theoretical Problems; 1 The "Hindu Buddha" and the "Buddhist Visnu"; 2 "Unceasing Waves": Brahmanical and Hindu Influences on Medieval Sinhala Buddhist Culture in Sri Lanka; 3 The Sandalwood Image: Upulvan Deviyo and the Origins of the Visnu Cult in Sinhala Buddhist Sri Lanka; 4 Transformed Deity: The "Buddhist Visnu" in Sinhala Literature and Liturgy; Part II; Introduction: The Cult of Visnu in Buddhist Sri Lanka; 5 Seeking Protection: Cultic Life at the Udarata Visnu Devalayas
  • 6 The Valiyak Mangalya: The Curative Powers of the Mala Raja7 Legacies of the "Buddhist Visnu": Myth and Cult at the Alutnuvara Devalaya; 8 Minister of Defense? The Politics of Deification in Contemporary Sri Lanka; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index of Place Names; Indext of Texts (Translated or Cited); Subject Index; Map
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1 online resource (xii, 441 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231508148
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Media type code
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illustrations
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