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Exploring Confrontations: Sri Lanka, Politics, History and Culture, Vol. 14

by M. Roberts

Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Pages: 400
Hardcover
ISBN: 9783718655069






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Overview of Exploring Confrontations: Sri Lanka, Politics, History and Culture, Vol. 14

Sri Lanka has been the meeting point of many ideologies and ways of being. This has spelt heterogeneity, syncretism and conflict. In drawing upon the practices of empirical research promoted by Western intellectual traditions, the author demonstrates the strengths of these practices through his contextualised engagement with the pogroms of 1915 and 1983, as well as other incidents, as at the same time he delineates some of the limits of empiricist rationality.
This book is replete with rich ethnographic detail and serves as an exercise in historical anthropology which illuminates Sri Lanka's political culture. It not only opens out the contrast between Western and Indian world views, but also explores the human condition by bringing out the immediacy surrounding acts of victimisation and human beings in conflict.
"The Tamil Tigers and the Sinhala Militants have got a stranglehold on each other's necks; and both forces will not, and cannot let go."

Synopsis of Exploring Confrontations: Sri Lanka, Politics, History and Culture, Vol. 14

Sri Lanka has been the meeting point of many ideologies and ways of being. This has spelt heterogeneity, syncretism and conflict. In drawing upon the practices of empirical research promoted by Western intellectual traditions, the author demonstrates the strengths of these practices through his contextualised engagement with the pogroms of 1915 and 1983, as well as other incidents, as at the same time he delineates some of the limits of empiricist rationality.
This book is replete with rich ethnographic detail and serves as an exercise in historical anthropology which illuminates Sri Lanka's political culture. It not only opens out the contrast between Western and Indian world views, but also explores the human condition by bringing out the immediacy surrounding acts of victimisation and human beings in conflict.
"The Tamil Tigers and the Sinhala Militants have got a stranglehold on each other's necks; and both forces will not, and cannot let go."

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