Maynooth sociology research on an Irish Buddhist rebel from Booterstown

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 12:30

U Dhammaloka (Laurence Carroll) was an Irish emigrant, US hobo and Buddhist monk who challenged the British Empire in a dozen different Asian countries between 1900 – 1913. “The Irish Buddhist” (Oxford University Press), co-authored by Maynooth sociologist Laurence Cox, is now featured in this Aeon long-read story.  

Dhammaloka’s story of migration, race and resistance has lessons for social change today, whether resistance to the military dictatorship in Myanmar / Burma or ecological action in the face of climate destruction.