Abiding by Sri Lanka: On Peace, Place, and Postcolonality by Qadri Ismail PDF

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By Qadri Ismail

ISBN-10: 0816642540

ISBN-13: 9780816642540

ISBN-10: 0816642559

ISBN-13: 9780816642557

The loss of peace in Sri Lanka is usually portrayed because of a violent, ethnonationalist clash among the Sinhalese majority and the Tamil minority. seen during this gentle, solution should be attained via clash administration. yet, as Qadri Ismail unearths, this is often too simplistic an figuring out and can't produce lasting peace. 

Abiding by way of Sri Lanka examines how the disciplines of anthropology, historical past, and literature deal with the Sri Lankan ethnic clash. Anthropology, Ismail contends, methods Sri Lanka as an item from an “outside” and western viewpoint. historical past, addressing the clash from the “inside,” abides by means of where and so promotes swap that's nationalist and specific. Neither of those fields imagines an inclusive group. Literature, Ismail argues, can. 

With shut readings of texts that “abide” by way of Sri Lanka, texts that experience a dedication to it, Ismail demonstrates that the issues in Sri Lanka elevate primary issues for us all in regards to the courting among democracies and minorities. spotting the structural in addition to political traits of consultant democracies to suppress minorities, Ismail rethinks democracy via redefining the concept that of the minority standpoint, no longer as a subject-position of numerical insignificance, yet as a conceptual house that opens up the prospect for contrast with no domination and, eventually, peace. 

Qadri Ismail is affiliate professor of English on the collage of Minnesota. He has additionally been a journalist in Sri Lanka.

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