State, society and Buddhism in Myanmar in the 1990s : a case study of Thamanya
This study argues that popular Burmese Buddhist resurgence in the early 1990s symbolized unprecedented insecurity and disorientation that were associated with the political transition in Burma during those years. The charismatic Thamanya Sayadaw who is the subject of this thesis was an influential Buddhist monk. He and his monastery became famous all over Burma as a centre of pilgrimage and came to bear tremendous influence in Burmese society because the moral teachings and ethical behaviour...[Show more]
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