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Author Berkwitz, Stephen C., 1969- author

Title Buddhist poetry and colonialism : Alagiyavanna and the Portuguese in Sri Lanka / Stephen C. Berkwitz
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource : map
Summary This title examines five works by the poet Alagiyavanna to demonstrate how Buddhism in Sri Lanka was transformed by the encounters with Portuguese colonialism in the 16th and 17th centuries
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on Apr. 10, 2013)
Subject Alagiyavanna Mukaveáš­i, active 16th century -- Criticism and interpretation.
Buddhism -- Sri Lanka -- History -- 16th century.
Buddhism -- Sri Lanka -- History -- 17th century.
Buddhism and culture -- Sri Lanka.
Buddhist poetry, Sinhalese -- History and criticism.
Portugal -- Colonies -- Asia -- Religion.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199333035 (ebook)