Women under the Bo Tree: Buddhist nuns in Sri Lanka - Cambridge Studies in Religious Traditions (Paperback)Tessa J. Bartholomeusz (author)
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 308
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
"...a solid and important contribution to the study of Buddhism in Sri Lanka since 1890. As one of the first book-length studies of renunciant women in a modern Buddhist society, it sets a good example in its judicious empathy and in its thorough social and historical contextualizing of its subject." The Journal of Asian Studies
"Women under the Bo Tree is a fascinating account of the life of an unusual institution, the history of which sheds a great deal of light on the position of women in contemporary Theravada Buddhist cultures. By perusing the historical record and recovering the voices of nineteenth and twentieth-century lay nuns, their supporters, and their critics, and also by interviewing contemporary lay nuns, Bartholomeusz provides us with an insightful account of this self-declared monastic community." Journal of the American Academy of Religion
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