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Author McGilvray, Dennis B.

Title Crucible of conflict : Tamil and Muslim society on the east coast of Sri Lanka / Dennis B. McGilvray
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 425 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents The research setting -- Past and present -- Issues in comparative ethnography -- Views of the Tamil caste hierarchy -- The Tamil high caste alliance -- The Kudi in action -- A profile of the Tamil specialist castes -- The Moors : matrilineal Muslims -- Muslim elites and specialists -- Ethnic identities and communal violence -- Fieldnotes from the war zone
Summary Examines the caste, marriage patterns, ethnicity and religious institutions in the Tamil-speaking Hindu and Muslim communities situated along the eastern coastline of Sri Lanka, exploring the sources of their ethnic and political hostilities in the modern
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-417) and index
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Subject Caste -- Sri Lanka -- Amparai District.
Caste -- Sri Lanka -- Batticaloa District.
Ethnic conflict -- Sri Lanka -- Amparai District.
Ethnic conflict -- Sri Lanka -- Batticaloa District.
Muslims -- Sri Lanka -- Amparai District.
Muslims -- Sri Lanka -- Batticaloa District.
Tamil (Indic people) -- Sri Lanka -- Amparai District -- Social conditions.
Tamil (Indic people) -- Sri Lanka -- Batticaloa District -- Social conditions.
Amparai District (Sri Lanka) -- Social conditions.
Batticaloa District (Sri Lanka) -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0822389185 (electronic bk.)
9780822389187 (electronic bk.)