The Irish Buddhist who resisted empire in a faraway place
The forgotten Dubliner fanned the flames of freedom in Burma and stoked the ire of the British overlords before faking his own death, writes Ian Kilroy
The story of Ireland has for long been the story of Catholics and Protestants. It's a deeply rooted binary in the Irish mind. But the truth has always been much more complex, not only in today's multi-religious and increasingly multiethnic society. Alicia Turner, Laurence Cox and Brian Bocking remind us of this in The Irish Buddhist.