Thiranagama, Sharika

In my mother's house : civil war in Sri Lanka - Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011 - xvi, 296 p. ; 23 cm - The ethnography of political violence .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The book provides ethnographic insight into two important groups of internally displaced people: northern Sri Lankan Tamils and Sri Lankan Muslims. Through detailed engagement with ordinary people struggling to find a home in the world, The author explores the dynamics within and between these two minority communities, describing how these relations were reshaped by violence, displacement, and authoritarianism. In doing so, she illuminates an often overlooked intraminority relationship and new social forms created through protracted war.


Ethnic conflict
Sri Lanka
War and society
Tamil, Indic people
Politics and government
Personal narratives
Sri Lanka, History, Civil War, 1983-2009
Ethnic relations
Minority group
Child recruitment
Gender conflicts
Political terror
Refugee Camp Life
Ethnic nationalisms

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