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Myanmar Musings

Myanmar Musings is the world's leading podcast with researchers and thinkers on issues relating to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

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Feb 2, 2021

Recorded on January 13, 2021, this episode focuses on the life of U Dhammaloka, a fascinating figure in Myanmar history. Born on the Emerald Isle and ordained in the Golden Land, U Dhammaloka's story and contribution to Burmese and imperial politics and global Buddhism is the subject of a new book by Dr Alicia Turner, Associate Professor of Humanities and Religious Studies at York University, named The Irish Buddhist: The Forgotten Monk Who Faced Down the British Empire, co-authored with Laurence Cox and Brian Bocking.