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Blowback : linguistic nationalism, institutional decay, and ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka

Author: Neil DeVotta
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2004.
Series: Contemporary issues in Asia and the Pacific.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the 1950s Sinhalese linguistic nationalism precipitated a situation in which the movement to replace English as the main language and replace with it with Sihala and Tamil was abandoned and  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
DeVotta, Neil.
Blowback.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)607364719
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Neil DeVotta
ISBN: 080474923X 9780804749237 0804749248 9780804749244
OCLC Number: 53900982
Description: xx, 276 p. : 1 map ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. An Overview --
2. Ethnic Identities and Politics Before Independence --
3. From Linguistic Parity to Sinhala-Only --
4. The Official Language Act of 1956 --
5. Institutional Decay: The Consequences of the Official Language Act, 1956-77 --
6. From Linguistic Nationalism to Civil War --
7. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and Ethnic Conflict --
8. Conclusion --
Appendixes: A. The Official Language Act, No. 33 of 1956 --
B. Resolutions Passed at the Fifth (Special) National Convention of the Federal Party (1957) --
C. The "Bandaranaike-Chelvanayakam Pact" (1957) --
D. The Tamil Language (Special Provisions) Act, No. 28 of 1958 --
E. The Agreement Between Dudley Senanayake and S.J.V. Chelvanayakam (1965) --
F. The Tamil Language (Special Provisions) Regulations (1966) --
G. The Vaddukkoddai Resolution (1976) --
H. The LTTE Proposal for an Interim Self- Governing Authority for the Northeast (2003).
Series Title: Contemporary issues in Asia and the Pacific.
Responsibility: Neil DeVotta.
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