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Crucible of conflict : Tamil and Muslim society on the East coast of Sri Lanka

Author: Dennis B McGilvray
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents an ethnographic and historical study of Hindu castes, matrilineal family structure, popular religious traditions, and ethnic conflict. This book presents an ethnography of Sri Lanka's east  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis B McGilvray
ISBN: 9780822341611 0822341611
OCLC Number: 912620036
Notes: Índice.
Bibliografía: p. [395]-417.
Description: XVI, 425 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations ixList of Tables xiiiAcknowledgments xvNote on Transliteration xviiPart 1. Framing Fieldwork in the Batticaloa Region Introduction 3Chapter 1. The Research Setting 21Part 2. Problems of History and Anthropology Chapter 2. Past and Present 55Chapter 3. Issues in Comparative Ethnography 97Part 3. Tamil and Muslim Social Structure Chapter 4. Views of the Tamil Caste Hierarchy 151Chapter 5. The Tamil High Caste Alliance 167Chapter 6.The Kudi in Action 189Chapter 7. A Profile of the Tamil Specialist Castes 210Chapter 8. The Moors: Matrilineal Muslims 266Chapter 9. Muslim Elites and Specialists 292Part 4. Ethnicity, Conflict, and the War in the East Chapter 10. Ethnic Identities and Communal Violence 313Epilogue: Fieldnotes from the War Zone 331Appendix 1. Tamil Kinship Terms in Akkaraipattu 365Appendix 2. Moorish Kinship Terms in Akkaraipattu 367Notes 369Glossary 389Bibliography 395Index 417
Responsibility: Dennis B. McGilvray.

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"The strength of this book is its perspicuity of the history and minutiae of social relations of and between Tamils and Muslims in eastern Sri Lanka." -- Vivian Y. Choi * Current Anthropology * Read more...

 
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