Fascism in Sri Lanka (Re: "Science" in India)

Raveen Satkurunathan tawady at YAHOO.COM
Thu Oct 19 22:44:41 UTC 2000

On Thu, 19 Oct 2000 23:16:58 +0100, Arun Gupta <suvidya at WORLDNET.ATT.NET>

>One could also make a strong case that the civil war in Sri Lanka in which
>people are actually being killed is in part the contention between two
>fascist views of history of the Tamils and Sinhalese.

Buddhist Fundamentalism and Minority Identities in Sri Lanka
Eds., Tessa J. Bartholomeusz and Chandra R. De Silva,
State University of New York Press,
Albany, NY, 1998

Journal Review
The Role of Indigenous Culture and Evolving Development Strategies: Is
there a Right Policy Mix for Sri Lanka?
P Mendis (1994), Marga Quarterly Journal, Volume 13(1) (Colombo: Marga

Journal Review
‘Who is he, what is he doing?’ Religious Rhetoric and Performances in Sri
Lanka during R. Premadasa’s Presidency (1989-1993)
By Josine van de Horst (Amsterdam: VU University Press, 1995) Vol 2, Sri
Lanka Series in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Charred Lullabies:
Chapters in an Anthropography of Violence
E. Valentine Daniel
Princeton University Press,
Princeton, New Jersey
ISBN: 0691027730

For book reviews of the above try

some other books of interest are

S.S Misra's _Ethnicity, Conflict and Security Crisis in Sri Lanka_, Kalinga
Press, 1995

Dayan Jayatilleke's _Sri Lanka: The Travails of a Democracy, Unfinished
War, Protracted Crisis_, Delhi, Vikas, 1995.

Dagmar Hellman Rajanayagam _The Tamil Tigers: Armed Struggle for Identity_,
Stuttgart, Franz Steiner Verlag, 1994,

Rajan Hoole and others _The Broken Palmyrah: The Tamil Crisis in Sri
lanka_, Claremont, SL Studies Institute, 1990,

C. Manogaran and B Paffenberger eds., _The Sri Lanka Tamils: Ethnicity and
Identity_, Boulder, Westview, 1994,

Sumantra Bose, _States, Nations, Sovereignty: India, Sri Lanka and the
Tamil Eelam Movement_ ,1994,

K. M. de Silva, _Managing Ethnic Tensions in Multi-Ethnic Societies, Sri
Lanka 1880-1985_, Lanham, University Press of America, 1986

K.M. de Silva, ed, _Sri Lanka: Problems of Governance_, New Delhi, Kornak,

Stanley Tambiah's work on Sri Lanka's ethnic fatricide provides a
background to this issue which has caused a political turmoil there since
the early eighties although this conflict goes back to ancient times as
depicted in the war between Dattagamini and Ellora in the rather lesser
known classic: "Mahavamsa." (See when fascism starts in South Asia long
before Mussolini :-) )

Author: Tambiah, Stanley Jeyaraja, 1929-.
Title: Buddhism betrayed? : religion, politics, and violence in Sri Lanka
Pub. Info.: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1992.
Phy Descript: xix, 203 p., [6] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series Info.: Monograph of the World Institute for Development Economics
Research (WIDER) of the United Nations University.
ISBN: 0226789497 (cloth : alk. paper). 0226789500 (paper : alk. paper).
LCCN: 91038944.

Author: Tambiah, Stanley Jeyaraja, 1929-.
Title: Sri Lanka, ethnic fratricide and the dismantling of democracy
Pub. Info.: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c1986.
Phy Descript: xi, 198 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN: 0226789519 :. 0226789527 (pbk.).
LCCN: 85024598.

and many more on this sordid saga if you care to look :-(


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