Buddhism in Nepal, Darkness and Light

When the British took over Ceylon and Burma they used at first robust but gradually more subtle means to weaken the traditional religions; Hinduism but more so Buddhism, believing that the Anglicization of the subject peoples would make them more amiable to British rule. While it is only right that there was resentment about this at that time and subsequently too, knowing something about the suppression of Buddhism in other countries can help give a better perspective of this chapter of history. Strong countries have been bullying weaker ones since there have been countries, this did not begin with what is now called ‘the colonial period’ and it has by no means stopped even now.



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