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Afterlife: The Uses of Prince Prisdang

Tamara Loos

in Bones Around My Neck: The Life and Exile of a Prince Provocateur

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704635
eISBN:
9781501706172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704635.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores the circumstances of Prisdang's afterlife, and how he continues to be harnessed to several causes—international Buddhist diplomacy, monarchism, and democracy. Conservative ... More


British Ceylon and India: The Prince Priest

Tamara Loos

in Bones Around My Neck: The Life and Exile of a Prince Provocateur

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704635
eISBN:
9781501706172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704635.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines Prisdang's exceptionally public life as a monk in Lanka. Over the course of his fifteen years in Lanka, Prisdang founded two free schools for impoverished children, acted as ... More


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