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Unmaking the Nation: The Politics of Identity and History in Modern Sri Lanka (1995 | 2009).

Pradeep Jeganathan & Qadri Ismail (eds.)

Now in a 2nd Edition, with a new preface, and a comprehensive index.

"Stimulating... Excellent..." -- Journal of Asian Studies. 

"Will be of great value to all those concerned with... nationalism [and] violence..." -- Arjun Appadurai.

"...[F]orces us to think about Sri Lankan symbolic and social formations in an entirely novel fashion." -- Gananath Obeyesekere


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The Road from Kokkmotte

There is an argument that’s been made recently, by several Sri Lankan artists and critics, that ‘realism’ as a mode of aesthetic expression is dead, and should be buried, and further that we need to embrace magic realism or some else like it, as some thing that is ‘ours.’ I don’t quite get this, and I want enter the lists of the debate, gingerly.

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