Barbara Crossette

Barbara Crossette a foreign correspondent for the New York Times, is the author of So Close to Heaven: The Vanishing Buddhist Kingdoms of the Himalayas (Knopf, 1995).

Magazine Society & Environment

Sri Lanka: A Special Report

With sixty to seventy thousand people dead and half a million more driven from their homes in barely two decades, Sri Lanka is in the grip of an epic tragedy that mocks the essential tolerance and compassion of Buddhism, the religion of the majority of the island’s people. Once a model South Asian democracy, and […]

By Barbara Crossette
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