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Everyday Ethnicity in Sri Lanka : Up-country Tamil Identity Politics.

Author: Daniel Bass
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012.
Series: Routledge contemporary South Asia series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focusing on notions of diaspora, identity and agency, this book examines ethnicity in war-torn Sri Lanka. It highlights the historical development and negotiation of a new identification of Up-country Tamil amidst Sri Lanka's violent ethnic politics. Over the past thirty years, Up-country (Indian) Tamils generally have tried to secure their vision of living within a multi-ethnic Sri Lanka, not within Tamil Eelam,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Bass
ISBN: 9781136224188 1136224181 9780203097809 0203097807
OCLC Number: 823386993
Description: 1 online resource (249 pages).
Contents: Introduction: ethnicity at work --
A diaspora next door --
Being a Tamil the up-country way --
Becoming Sri Lankan --
Agency, apathy and alienation --
The coming of the goddess --
Stages of ethnicity --
Home and homeland --
Conclusion: up-country Tamil identity politics.
Series Title: Routledge contemporary South Asia series.

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Focusing on notions of diaspora, identity and agency, this book examines ethnicity in war-torn Sri Lanka. It highlights the historical development and negotiation of a new identification of Up-country Tamil amidst Sri Lanka's violent ethnic politics. Over the past thirty years, Up-country (Indian) Tamils generally have tried to secure their vision of living within a multi-ethnic Sri Lanka, not within Tamil Eelam, the separatist dream that ended with the civil war in 2009. Exploring Sri Lanka within the deep history of colonial-era South Asian plantation diasporas, the book arg.

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"Daniel Bass makes a welcome contribution to the scholarship on Sri Lanka with a thorough ethnographic study of an oft-neglected community...All in all, Bass' solid ethnography will be of interest to Read more...

 
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