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    International Religious Organizations in a Colonial World: The Maha-Bodhi Society in Arakan

    Cox, Laurence and Turner, Alicia (2020) International Religious Organizations in a Colonial World: The Maha-Bodhi Society in Arakan. In: Theosophy Across Boundaries Transcultural and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on a Modern Esoteric Movement - SUNY Series in Western Esoteric Traditions. SUNY Press, State University of New York Press, pp. 281-316. ISBN 9781438480411

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    Shortly after Mme Blavatsky’s death in May 1891, a London correspondent for the New York Sun interviewed the Irishman Capt. Charles Pfoundes, who was running the first Buddhist mission in the west on behalf of the Jōdo Shinshū Kaigai Senkyō Kai (Buddhist Propagation Society). Pfoundes was a very public critic of the Theosophical Society (henceforth TS) and its claim to represent “esoteric Buddhism”, but Annie Besant’s transition from secularism to Theosophy posed severe, and ultimately successful, competition to Pfoundes’ mission

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: Buddhism; Maha Bodhi; Arakan / Rakhine; Burma / Myanmar; colonialism; Theosophy;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 14184
    Depositing User: Dr. Laurence Cox
    Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2021 15:23
    Publisher: SUNY Press
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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