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Ranjini Dayawati Obeyesekere
Rider University (Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-3099)

Transl. of SADDHARMARATNAVALIYA (Gems of the True Doctrine), Sinhala Myths, Folktales & Buddhist Legends

To support the translation of the SADDHARMARATNAVALIYA (Gems of the True Doctrine), a collection of stories about murderers, saints, demonesses, and folk cult heroes written by a 13th-century Sri Lankan monk to popularize Buddhist doctrines and ethics.

Project fields:
Asian Languages; Asian Literature


Research Programs

Total amounts:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1986 – 6/30/1988