Indian Religions - Renaissance and Renewal - Anna S. King

Indian Religions - Renaissance and Renewal - Anna S. King

Theravada Revivalism in Nepal: Reflections on the Early Years

Indian Religions - Renaissance and Renewal - Anna S. King

David N. Gellner

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This chapter examines the introduction of Theravada Buddhism into the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, between the 1920s and 1940s. The broad sociological contrasts between Theravada, on the one side, and the Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism traditionally followed by the Newars of the Kathmandu Valley, on the other, are described, as is the social context of Newar Buddhism and the varying appeal of the new form of Buddhism to different castes.

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Gellner, David N.. Theravada Revivalism in Nepal: Reflections on the Early Years. Indian Religions - Renaissance and Renewal. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 195-213 Mar 2007. ISBN 9781845531690. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=21454. Date accessed: 09 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.21454. Mar 2007

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