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Karma, Social Collapse or Geophysics? Interpretations of suffering among Sri Lankan Buddhist in the immediate aftermath of the 2004 Asian tsunami

Crosby, Kate (2008) 'Karma, Social Collapse or Geophysics? Interpretations of suffering among Sri Lankan Buddhist in the immediate aftermath of the 2004 Asian tsunami.' Contemporary Buddhism, 9 (1). pp. 53-76.

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Abstract

The article examines the varying interpretation of kamma and suffering among Sri Lankan Buddhists following the 2004 Asian tsunami, drawing on textual sources and interviews conducted during relief work in the days and weeks following the tsunami.

Item Type: Articles
Keywords: Theravada Buddhism kamma tsunami Sri Lanka
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of the Study of Religions > Centre of Buddhist Studies
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of the Study of Religions
Regional Centres > SOAS South Asian Institute
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BQ Buddhism
ISSN: 14639947
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1080/14639940802312683
Depositing User: Kate Crosby
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2009 10:30
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/7922

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