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Constitutional Borrowing in South Asia: India, Sri Lanka, and Secular Constitutional Identity

Sunil Khilnani, Vikram Raghavan, and Arun K. Thiruvengadam

in Comparative Constitutionalism in South Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198081760
eISBN:
9780199082360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081760.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter considers the associations between the courts of India and Sri Lanka as an example of constitutional comparisons and cross-connections within the South Asian region itself. More ... More


The Cartography of Culture Zones: Social Relations and the Conversion of Sonic Money

Jim Sykes

in The Musical Gift: Sonic Generosity in Post-War Sri Lanka

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190912024
eISBN:
9780190912055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912024.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter criticizes the “cartography of culture zones”—the standard way cultural history is described in Sri Lanka—which locates traditional cultures in ethnically defined, regionally based ... More


Conclusion: Sri Lankan Nature as Problem Space

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/9781846318863.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The concluding chapter to this book draws together the main strands of its argument. The chapter stresses the intellectual challenges of engaging nature and religion in non-EuroAmerican contexts, and ... More


Sri Lanka: Moral Focus and a Stalking Cat

J. L. Cassaniti

in Remembering the Present: Mindfulness in Buddhist Asia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501707995
eISBN:
9781501714177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707995.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter moves the investigation into mindfulness to Sri Lanka, where the tradition of Theravāda Buddhism emerged over two thousand years ago. After a visit to the ancient site of Anuradhapura, ... More


Sonic Generosity: Beyond Secularism and Conflict in Music Studies

Jim Sykes

in The Musical Gift: Sonic Generosity in Post-War Sri Lanka

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190912024
eISBN:
9780190912055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912024.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter introduces the concept of the “musical gift” and locates its presence in Sri Lankan contexts. It also considers the historic relations between musical giving and the identity paradigm in ... More


The Democratic State and Religious Pluralism: Comparative Constitutionalism and Constitutional Experiences of Sri Lanka

Sunil Khilnani, Vikram Raghavan, and Arun K. Thiruvengadam

in Comparative Constitutionalism in South Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198081760
eISBN:
9780199082360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081760.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the case of Sri Lanka, a state where a consistent jurisprudence on the constitutional protection of religious pluralism is yet to emerge. It also explores the jurisprudence of ... More


The Goddess Lives in Upstate New York: Breaking Convention and Making Home at a North American Hindu Temple

Corinne G. Dempsey

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195187298
eISBN:
9780199784547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187296.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This book is a portrayal of a flourishing Hindu temple in the town of Rush, New York, dedicated to the great south Indian goddess Rājarājeśwarī. Guided by an exuberant Sri Lankan guru known as Aiya, ... More


Postcolonial Sri Lanka and “Black Struggles for Socialism”: Socialist Ethics in Ambalavaner Sivanandan’s When Memory Dies

Sonali Perera

in No Country: Working-Class Writing in the Age of Globalization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151948
eISBN:
9780231525442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151948.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how Marxist thought and literary internationalism traverse between the colonial border and the imperial metropole—Sri Lanka and England, respectively. This dichotomy is ... More


Configurations of Buddhist Nationalism in Modern Sri Lanka

Benjamin Schonthal

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/9780190624378.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter views the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) as a third type of militant Buddhist nationalism that has emerged since Sri Lanka’s political independence in 1948, a movement that, like its predecessors, ... More


Sri Lankan Tamil Musical Giving: An Introduction

Jim Sykes

in The Musical Gift: Sonic Generosity in Post-War Sri Lanka

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190912024
eISBN:
9780190912055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190912024.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter is a musical cartography of Sri Lankan Tamil traditional musics: through interviews in the Tamil-dominated north and east and the capital Colombo, archival research, and consultation of ... More


Introduction

John Clifford Holt

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/9780190624378.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This introductory chapter offers a general discussion of the recent conflict between Buddhists and Muslims in Sri Lanka. It also provides a background of similar conflicts within Thailand and ... More


Security

Peter Hägel

in Billionaires in World Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198852711
eISBN:
9780191887079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852711.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

Chapter 5 analyzes two billionaires within transnational diaspora politics, whose ethnonational identity generates security concerns for communities abroad. The Jewish-American casino mogul Sheldon ... More


Religion amid the Pandemic: A Buddhist Case Study

Benjamin Schonthal and Tilak Jayatilake

in Covid-19 in Asia: Law and Policy Contexts

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197553831
eISBN:
9780197553862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197553831.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter highlights the strategies that religious groups are using to cope with a crisis that has simultaneously damaged the financial, spiritual, and organizational capacities of religion while ... More


Scrutiny's Empire

Christopher Hilliard

in English as a Vocation: The 'Scrutiny' Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199695171
eISBN:
9780199949946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695171.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter moves beyond Britain to examine the Scrutiny movement's fortunes overseas. In the late 1940s and 1950s, the Kenyon School of English and Eric Bentley's anthology for American readers ... More


Philanthropists, civil society and international development

Rachel Hayman

in New philanthropy and social justice: Debating the conceptual and policy discourse

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447316978
eISBN:
9781447316992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316978.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Anthropologists take an ethnographic approach to understanding everyday experience, including practices of giving and receiving. There is an established anthropological tradition of interest in ‘the ... More


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