Translation of the Thūpavaṃsa

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This series contains four manuscripts related to Gogerly's translation of the Thūpavaṃsa chronicle. The Thūpavamsa, composed by Parākama Pandita in thirteenth-century Sri Lanka, is an important example of a Buddhist chronicle written in the vernacular Sinhalese language. The text is also among those works that inform public discussion and debate over the place of Buddhism in the Sri Lankan nation state.

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