Download PDF by Qadri Ismail: Abiding by Sri Lanka: On Peace, Place, and Postcolonality

By Qadri Ismail

ISBN-10: 0816642540

ISBN-13: 9780816642540

ISBN-10: 0816642559

ISBN-13: 9780816642557

The loss of peace in Sri Lanka is often portrayed because of a violent, ethnonationalist clash among the Sinhalese majority and the Tamil minority. considered during this gentle, answer can be attained via clash administration. yet, as Qadri Ismail finds, this can be too simplistic an figuring out and can't produce lasting peace. 

Abiding through Sri Lanka examines how the disciplines of anthropology, historical past, and literature deal with the Sri Lankan ethnic clash. Anthropology, Ismail contends, techniques Sri Lanka as an item from an “outside” and western perspective. historical past, addressing the clash from the “inside,” abides by way of where and so promotes switch that's nationalist and specific. Neither of those fields imagines an inclusive neighborhood. Literature, Ismail argues, can. 

With shut readings of texts that “abide” through Sri Lanka, texts that experience a dedication to it, Ismail demonstrates that the issues in Sri Lanka bring up basic matters for us all in regards to the courting among democracies and minorities. spotting the structural in addition to political trends of consultant democracies to suppress minorities, Ismail rethinks democracy through redefining the concept that of the minority point of view, now not as a subject-position of numerical insignificance, yet as a conceptual area that opens up the prospect for contrast with out domination and, finally, peace. 

Qadri Ismail is affiliate professor of English on the collage of Minnesota. He has additionally been a journalist in Sri Lanka.

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