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The Lion's Roar: Anagarika Dharmapala and the Making of Modern Buddhism

Sarath Amunugama


Anagarika Dharmapala was one of the most prominent public figures in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Sri Lanka (then known as Ceylon). This book goes into a detailed exploration of Dharmapala’s multifaceted personal and public life. This analytical narration of the ethos in which he lived and worked provides an essential background. The author makes extensive use of Dharmapala’s assiduously kept diaries to weave his story. In its initial chapters, the book relates the confrontation and resistance of a nascent nationalist movement in the form of a renaissance of the country’s main ... More

Keywords: Dharmapala, theosophists, Buddhist Theosophical Society, Olcott, Buddhagaya, Mahabodhi Society, Vidyodaya, Christian Missionaries, Buddhist education, Buddhist revival

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780199489060
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199489060.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarath Amunugama, author
Minister, Government of Sri Lanka