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Journal of Asian Studies (1995) 54 (3): 888–890.
Published: 01 August 1995
...Steven Kemper Formations of Ritual: Colonial and Anthropological Discourses on the Sinhala Yaktovil . By David Scott . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 1994 . xxxi, 300 pp. $21.95 (paper). Copyright © The Association for Asian Studies, Inc. 1995 1995 888 THE JOURNAL...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1994) 53 (1): 268–269.
Published: 01 February 1994
...H. L. Seneviratne Power and Religiosity in a Post-Colonial Setting: Sinhala Catholics in Contemporary Sri Lanka . By R. L. Stirrat . Cambridge Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology, No. 87. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 1992 . xviii, 231 pp. $59.95. Copyright ©...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2003) 62 (2): 656–657.
Published: 01 May 2003
...Robert D. King Studies in South Asian Linguistics: Sinhala and Other South Asian Languages . By James W. Gair . Edited by Barbara Lust . New York : Oxford University Press , 1998 . 368 pp. $75.00 (cloth). Copyright © The Association for Asian Studies, Inc. 2003 2003 656...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2001) 60 (2): 596–598.
Published: 01 May 2001
...Tessa Bartholomeusz A Sinhala Village in a Time of Trouble: Politics and Change in Rural Sri Lanka . By Jonathan Spencer . New Delhi : Oxford India Paperbacks , 2000 . xxi, 285 pp. $12.95. Copyright © The Association for Asian Studies, Inc. 2001 2001 596 THE JOURNAL OF ASIAN...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2022) 81 (3): 523–540.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Alexander McKinley Abstract This article analyzes stereotypes of Muslims that have recurred in Sinhala literature over the past seven centuries. This temporal span includes (1) a precolonial time when Muslims were a curiosity in Sinhala poetry as rich traders, wild men, and seductive women; (2...
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Published: 01 February 2008
Figure 3. The widespread appeal of Venerable Soma among different classes of Sinhala Buddhists is often evidenced by the photos of him that are placed in people's homes, cars, and businesses. In this small hair salon, the stylist has hung a picture of Venerable Soma under his Buddha shrine More
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Journal of Asian Studies (2014) 73 (4): 1043–1058.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Garrett M. Field Abstract In this article, I juxtapose the ways the “father of modern Sinhala drama,” John De Silva, and the Sinhala language reformer, Munidasa Cumaratunga, utilized music for different nationalist projects. First, I explore how De Silva created musicals that articulated Arya...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1993) 52 (4): 1057–1058.
Published: 01 November 1993
...Dennis B. McGilvray The Presence of the Past: Chronicles, Politics, and Culture in Sinhala Life . By Steven Kemper . Ithaca and London : Cornell University Press , 1992 . xiv, 244 pp. $29.95. Copyright © The Association for Asian Studies, Inc. 1993 1993 BOOK REVIEWS SOUTH ASIA...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1992) 51 (4): 968–969.
Published: 01 November 1992
...Patrick Peebles A Sinhala Village in a Time of Trouble: Politics and Change in Rural Sri Lanka . By Jonathan Spencer . Delhi : Oxford University Press , 1990 . xvi, 285 pp. $29.95. Copyright © The Association for Asian Studies, Inc. 1992 1992 968 THE JOURNAL OF ASIAN STUDIES...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1997) 56 (4): 1006–1032.
Published: 01 November 1997
...) and its right wing, English-educated leadership out of office. These forces represented a groundswell of the underprivileged against the privileged, and, as such, represented a radical socialist thrust. They also included a powerful strand of Sinhala nativism, i.e., of cultural nationalism, which made...
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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 (2017) 76 (2): 383–400.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Harshana Rambukwella Abstract Visions of a grand hydraulic civilization and a pastoral ideal of paddy cultivation–based village life have shaped Sinhala nationalist discourse since the late nineteenth century. Derived from colonial sociology, the local political elite fashioned these ideas...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2008) 67 (1): 73–106.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Figure 3. The widespread appeal of Venerable Soma among different classes of Sinhala Buddhists is often evidenced by the photos of him that are placed in people's homes, cars, and businesses. In this small hair salon, the stylist has hung a picture of Venerable Soma under his Buddha shrine...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1985) 44 (2): 437–438.
Published: 01 February 1985
... (paper). Sinhala, the oldest of the New Indo-Aryan languages, has been a literary medium of surprising diversity and extent since at least the sixth century. After independence, there was a phenomenal growth in creative and critical writing in Sinhala, which both continued and departed from the earlier...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1985) 44 (2): 438–440.
Published: 01 February 1985
..., Inc. 1985 1985 438 JOURNAL OF ASIAN STUDIES as an introduction to postindependence Sinhala literature for those unfamiliar with Sri Lanka, and as a guide to significant authors for those seeking to make their way in the overwhelming bulk of recent writing. Both groups will welcome this book...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2011) 70 (1): 291–292.
Published: 01 February 2011
... scholars' first introduction to Kandyan dance usually takes place either at the annual Asala perahera festival or at nightly shows at places such as the Young Men's Buddhist Association in the central city of Kandy. These performances portray Kandyan dance as expressions of traditional Sinhala culture...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1995) 54 (2): 608–610.
Published: 01 May 1995
... from the time when the departing British sought constitutional arrangements to ensure minority interests to the Gandhian campaigns Chelvanayakam pursued to protect Tamils, and on to the rise of youth violence. In the late 1940s when the Tamil Congress decided to cooperate with the Sinhala majority...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2002) 61 (1): 285–286.
Published: 01 February 2002
... been, populated by a significant number of Christian and Hindu Tamils, Muslims, and Christian Sinhalas. In the field of Sri Lankan studies, however, the island's majority Buddhist Sinhala community has received the most sustained scrutiny by scholars interested in the intersection of social forms often...
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Journal of Asian Studies (1991) 50 (4): 974–975.
Published: 01 November 1991
.... By J O H N CLIFFORD H O L T . New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. xvi, 269 pp. $39.95. Fourteenth-century Sri Lankan Buddhists transformed the Mahayana bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, assimilated eight centuries earlier, into the Sinhala deity Natha. Why was a Mahayana bodhisattva...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2010) 69 (1): 307–308.
Published: 01 February 2010
... on Buddhism's role in Sri Lanka's Sinhala-Tamil civil war when the list of expert works on it is so long? The welcome response is that Patrick Grant introduces a mode of analysis that illuminates the ways in which particular Buddhist perspectives have fueled this civil war. True to his craft, Grant insightfully...