Language, Religion, and Ethnic Assertiveness: The Growth of Sinhalese Nationalism in Sri Lanka

Language, Religion, and Ethnic Assertiveness: The Growth of Sinhalese Nationalism in Sri Lanka

by KNO Dharmadasa
     
 


Explores the relationship of Sinhalese nationalism to the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka
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Explores the relationship of Sinhalese nationalism to the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472102884
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
03/01/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Transliteration and Pronunciation of Sinhala words
Introduction1
1Sinhalese National Consciousness: Early Nineteenth-Century Manifestations5
2The Triumph of English and the Emergence of Sinhala Language Loyalty27
3The Sinhala Language as a Nationalist Cause47
4The Nineteenth-Century Buddhist Revival87
5Revivalism, Social Mobilization, and the Sinhala Language115
6Identity, Language, and Modernization155
7Political Developments and the Position of the Vernacular189
8The Politicization of Language Loyalty: A Bid to Make Sinhala the Official Language239
9The Aftermath, 1943-90307
Appendix: Biographical Notes on Important Personalities Mentioned in the Text321
Abbreviations337
Glossary339
Bibliography343
Index363

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