Bhadrajee is undertaking a MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies at St. Edmund's College, Cambridge supervised by Professor Sujit Sivasundaram. He obtained his undergraduate degree in History from Princeton University along with minors in African Studies, Latin American Studies, and South Asian Studies. He is the author of A Name for Every Chapter: Anagarika Dharmapala and Ceylonese Buddhist Revivalism.
At Cambridge, Bhadrajee will explore whether the basis for a "Greater India" framed by Buddhist heritage and influence existed for those in Ceylonese Buddhist circles during the nineteenth century. Focusing on the period between the discovery of Buddhist manuscripts and texts by Edward Upham during the 1820s to Dharmapala's own "discovery" of the Buddhist holy site of Bodh Gaya in 1891, Bhadrajee will examine a period in subcontinental Buddhist connectivity that has not been comprehensively covered by existing scholarship.
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