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In Defense of Dharma: Just-War Ideology in Buddhist Sri Lanka
This is the first book to examine war and violence in Sri Lanka through the lens of cross-cultural studies on just-war tradition and theory. In a study that is textual, historical and anthropological, it is argued that the ongoing Sinhala-Tamil conflict is in actual practice often justified by a resort to religious stories that allow for war when Buddhism is in peril. Thou ...more
Hardcover, 232 pages
Published October 25th 2002 by Routledge
(first published 2002)
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