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Anthropology on the Sinhalese Belief System


David Blundell

In this book the reader is guided by three Sinhalese individuals who have dealt with their belief system as religious practitioners. All are natives of the Sinhalese rural society; yet they work and live in variant dimensions of that society. As a matter of ethnographic method and ethical respect, the entire endeavor of this research displays the values of the individuals who related their stories to me.
Since feedback to the ethnography is very important for the final analysis of the work, the research participants reviewed the recorded and presented material. Response was an essential assessment to the success or failure of the presented material - as the presentations were made for the Sinhalese participants and their community.
As a record written and filmed in the form of life accounts, it offers a step-by-step methodology for students. This work marshals attention to the dimensions of a traditional belief system.