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The Routledge Companion to Sinhala Fiction from Post-War Sri Lanka

Resistance and Reconfiguration

Edited by: Madhubhashini Disanayaka Ratnayake

Print publication date:  September  2022
Online publication date:  September  2022

Print ISBN: 9780367554682
eBook ISBN: 9781003094708
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This companion presents a critical collection of Sinhala resistance literature from Sri Lanka. It includes translated short stories and excerpts from Sinhala novels, written after the civil war in the country. Featuring national award-winning writers, the selected texts share a common theme of resistance as the writers write against an exclusivist nationalism that was propagated through mass media and platforms of party politics in Sri Lanka during the war.

The volume addresses crucial issues such as the fate of civilians in war, the role of religion in Sri Lankan polity, media censorship, the experience of women in war, as well as the current education system and youth problems in present day Sri Lanka. It highlights an alternate discourse that runs among the ethnic Sinhala group and contributes to the overall movement towards peace and reconciliation among the different ethnic communities in Sri Lanka.

A unique addition to the growing oeuvre of translated Sinhala literature, the companion will be indispensable to students, scholars, and researchers of ethnic studies, war and peace studies, peace and conflict studies, literature, cultural studies, political sociology, and South Asian studies, particularly those interested in Sri Lankan literature.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Heart That Bears Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Father Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Are You Alright? Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Radha on the Beach Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Rape of Singing Mountain Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Fire at Amazon Forest Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Muslim Reverend  Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Bhikshu Ward Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Love Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Come and Tell Your Story Out Loud and Discover a New One  Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Only a Name  Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Sisters Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Old House Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Treasure Hunters  Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The Black Hole Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The Dragon Arch Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The King, the Pageant, and the Grape Juice Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Sons Born of the Snake Stone  Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Glimpses Into Intrigues Past Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The Only Son  Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Did Silver Bullets Strike Your Heart, the Second Time Around? Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The Commander of the Yakshas Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Two Friends Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Deer-Slayer Salaman  Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Some Scenes From an Off-track Train  Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The New Vehicle  Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The Death of the Magistrate's Wife  Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Five Years Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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