Buddhist Engagements with Social Justice: A comparison between exiled Tibetan Buddhists in Dharamsala and Dalit Buddhists of Pune . Tamsin Bradley & Zara Ramsay. Overview. Focus on two Indian locations: Pune and Dharamsala (home to Dalai Lama & Tibetan refugees)
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Buddhist Engagements with Social Justice: A comparison between exiled Tibetan Buddhists in Dharamsalaand Dalit Buddhists of Pune.
Tamsin Bradley & Zara Ramsay
Buddhism both shapes and is shaped by local socio-political environments; its impact on development visions/approaches must be evaluated by context
1. Tibetans persecuted because of faith
2. Long-standing Buddhist beliefs have shaped the Tibetan response to persecution – gentle, even passive
1. Ambedkarite Buddhism was created in order to tackle social injustice – vocal, potentially aggressive