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Journal of Asian Studies (1991) 50 (1): 181–183.
Published: 01 February 1991
...John D. Rogers Buddhism Transformed: Religious Change in Sri Lanka . By Richard Gombrich and Gananath Obeyesekere . Princeton : Princeton University Press , 1988 . xvi , 484 pp. $49.50. The Buddhist Revival in Sri Lanka: Religious Tradition, Reinterpretation and Response...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1988) 47 (4): 914–916.
Published: 01 November 1988
...Patrick Peebles Sri Lanka: A History . By Chandra Richard de Silva . The Afro-Asian Nations: History and Culture Series. New Delhi : Vikas Publishing House , 1987 . xviii, 316 pp. $40.00. (Distributed by Advent Books) Sri Lanka . Compiled by Vijaya Samaraweera . World...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1988) 47 (1): 170–174.
Published: 01 February 1988
... Societies: Sri Lanka, 1880-1985. By K. M. DE SILVA. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1986. xix,429pp. $19.75. Sri Lanka: Ethnic Fratricide and the Dismantling of Democracy. By S. J. TAMBIAH. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1986. xi, 198 pp. $19.95. The somber reality of escalating ethnic...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2017) 76 (4): 1129–1131.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Deborah Winslow Sri Lanka: The Struggle for Peace in the Aftermath of War . Edited by Amarnath Amarasingam and Daniel Bass . London : Hurst Publishers , 2016 . 280 pp. ISBN: 9781849045735 (paper). Copyright © The Association for Asian Studies, Inc...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2012) 71 (4): 1184–1185.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Daniel Bass In My Mother's House: Civil War in Sri Lanka . By Sharika Thiranagama . Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press , 2011 . xvi , 296 pp. $59.95 (cloth). Copyright © The Association for Asian Studies, Inc. 2012 2012 Most ethnographies, even those concerning Sri...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2010) 69 (1): 307–308.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Bradley S. Clough Buddhism and Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka . By Patrick Grant . Albany : State University of New York Press , 2009 . xiv , 146 pp. $60.00 (cloth). Copyright © The Association for Asian Studies, Inc. 2010 2010 Why a volume by an English professor...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2016) 75 (1): 137–156.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Benjamin Schonthal Abstract This article uses an important Sri Lankan Supreme Court case concerning religious sound as a starting point for thinking about the intersections of Islam, law, politics, and Buddhism in Sri Lanka. It argues that Sri Lankan Muslims find themselves in three interlacing...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2022) 81 (1): 246–247.
Published: 01 February 2022
... in contemporary Sri Lanka. She makes separate arguments for the two main forms of slavery. For domestic slavery in the urban settlements on the southwestern coast, she convincingly disputes the assumption that most slaves were of African origin. Most strikingly, she shows that the well-known story of a 1723...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2021) 80 (3): 792–793.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Maya Ranganathan Banishment and Belonging: Exile and Diaspora in Sarandib, Lanka and Ceylon . By Ronit Ricci . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2019 . xiv, 282 pp. ISBN: 9781108480277 (paper). Copyright © The Association for Asian Studies, Inc., 2021 2021 Given...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2023) 82 (1): 5–24.
Published: 01 February 2023
...Arjun Guneratne Abstract This article argues that the interests of coffee and tea planters in colonial Sri Lanka shaped the foundations of wildlife conservation policies, in which the state only played a secondary role. By destroying the forests of the highlands, they were the principal architects...
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Published: 01 February 2023
FIGURE 1 British residents in colonial Sri Lanka resented the European nobility that came to the colony to hunt big game. One of them was the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of the Austro-Hungarian empire, who visited the island during his world tour of 1892–93. He is shown here with his hunting More
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Journal of Asian Studies (2021) 80 (3): 774–777.
Published: 01 August 2021
... in Colombo, Sri Lanka . By Ahalya Satkunaratnam . Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press , 2020 . x, 171 pp. ISBN: 9780819578907 (paper). Copyright © The Association for Asian Studies, Inc., 2021 2021 Wesleyan University Press has recently published two important works on the dance...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2015) 74 (3): 615–637.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Rajesh Venugopal Abstract How can crisis, breakdown, violence, and collapse be explained in the social sciences? This paper engages with this broad question by studying an extraordinary episode of mass tension and anxiety in postwar Sri Lanka caused by a mystery male predator known as the “grease...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2020) 79 (2): 546–551.
Published: 01 May 2020
... Buddhism in modern Asian history. Unlike the first two titles reviewed here, Theravada Traditions offers a comparative study of the most popular rites most widely observed within the Buddhist-majority countries of Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia. A prolific veteran of South...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2019) 78 (3): 699–701.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Dinesha Samararatne The Use of Confessionary Evidence under the Counter-Terrorism Laws of Sri Lanka: An Interdisciplinary Study . By Visakesa Chandrasekaram . Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press , 2017 . 227 pp. ISBN: 9789462981577 (cloth). Copyright © The Association for Asian...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2019) 78 (3): 497–519.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Nira Wickramasinghe; Alicia Schrikker Abstract This article discusses slavery and the lives of enslaved people in Jaffna, northern Sri Lanka, under Dutch and British rule. It argues that by sanctioning and tapping into a perceived local practice of slavery and legally constituting slaves, Dutch...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1975) 34 (2): 560–561.
Published: 01 February 1975
...Charles S. Blackton Sri Lanka: From Dominion to Republic . By Lucy M. Jacob . Delhi : National Publishing House , 1973 . ix, 247 pp. Appendices, Selected Bibliography, Index. Rs. 35.00. Copyright © The Association for Asian Studies, Inc. 1975 1975 560 JOURNAL OF ASIAN STUDIES...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1986) 45 (5): 1103.
Published: 01 November 1986
...Byron Mook Legislators, Development, and Representation in Sri Lanka: The Decentralization of Development Planning . By Robert C. Oberst . Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press , 1985 . xiv, 157 pp. Appendix, Bibliography, Index. $17 (paper). Copyright © The Association for Asian Studies...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1978) 37 (3): 457–476.
Published: 01 May 1978
...Gananath Obeyesekere Abstract At the tip of southeastern Sri Lanka is the shrine of Kataragama, sacred to Skanda, the son of Śiva. There, every year in the Sinhala month äsala (July/August), devotees walk the length of a pit containing a thick layer of red-hot coals. Many Buddhists and Hindus...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1978) 37 (3): 597–598.
Published: 01 May 1978
...Robert N. Kearney Religion and Politics in Sri Lanka . By Urmila Phadnis . Columbia, Mo. : South Asia Books , 1976 . xiv, 376 pp. Appendixes, Glossary, Bibliography, Index. $12.50 Copyright © The Association for Asian Studies, Inc. 1978 1978 BOOK REVIEWS 597 few modernization...