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Nations Apart: Tamils and Sinhalese in Post-Independence Sri Lanka

Madurika Rasaratnam

in Tamils and the Nation: India and Sri Lanka Compared

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190498320
eISBN:
9780190638580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190498320.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter analyzes the consolidation of incompatible Sinhala Buddhist and Tamil nationalist conceptions of national identity and interest in the post-independence era. It argues that this was not ... More


Sinhala Buddhist Nationalism and Muslim Identity in Sri Lanka: One Hundred Years of Conflict and Coexistence

M. A. Nuhman

in Buddhist Extremists and Muslim Minorities: Religious Conflict in Contemporary Sri Lanka

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190624378
eISBN:
9780190624415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624378.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter traces the sociohistorical and political roots of the conflict between the Sinhalese and Muslims that has occurred intermittently over the last hundred years and cites religion as a ... More


Becoming National: Tamils and Sinhalese in Colonial Sri Lanka

Madurika Rasaratnam

in Tamils and the Nation: India and Sri Lanka Compared

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190498320
eISBN:
9780190638580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190498320.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter shows how and why pan-ethnic nationalism did not develop in colonial Sri Lanka despite arguably more propitious conditions. Although there were efforts to develop a pan-ethnic national ... More


Inscription and Experience: The Politics and Aesthetics of Nature Tourism

Tariq Jazeel

in Sacred Modernity: Nature, Environment and the Postcolonial Geographies of Sri Lankan Nationhood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318863
eISBN:
9781846319976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318863.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

By focussing on archaeological practice specifically, this chapter focuses on the anti-colonial re-inscription of Ruhuna National Park with pre-colonial Sinhala and Buddhist landscape. Using archival ... More


Gossip, Rumor, and Propaganda in Anti-muslim Campaigns of the Bodu Bala Sena

Kalinga Tudor Silva

in Buddhist Extremists and Muslim Minorities: Religious Conflict in Contemporary Sri Lanka

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190624378
eISBN:
9780190624415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624378.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the origins and structure of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) and how it articulates its anti-Muslim rhetoric. It is important to note that the rise and relative persistence of the BBS ... More


Introduction

Tariq Jazeel

in Sacred Modernity: Nature, Environment and the Postcolonial Geographies of Sri Lankan Nationhood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318863
eISBN:
9781846319976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318863.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter introduces the book by briefly outlining the importance of taking seriously the relationship between nature and Sinhala-Buddhist nationhood in contemporary Sri Lanka, particularly in the ... More


Architecting One-ness: Fluid Spaces/Sacred Modernity

Tariq Jazeel

in Sacred Modernity: Nature, Environment and the Postcolonial Geographies of Sri Lankan Nationhood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318863
eISBN:
9781846319976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318863.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Drawing on sustained ethnographic work with architects, clients and residents, this chapter firstly describes the kinds of building techniques used to create the non-binary environmental aesthetics ... More


Tamil Nationalism Today

Madurika Rasaratnam

in Tamils and the Nation: India and Sri Lanka Compared

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190498320
eISBN:
9780190638580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190498320.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter discusses the post-war developments of Sri Lanka’s ethnic conflict. It shows how Tamil nationalism continues after the defeat of the LTTE in a networked and globalized form that ... More


Tamils and the Nation: India and Sri Lanka Compared

Madurika Rasaratnam

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190498320
eISBN:
9780190638580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190498320.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Why are relations between politically mobilized ethnic identities and the nation-state sometimes peaceful and at other times fraught and violent? This book sets out a novel answer to this key puzzle ... More


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