Blowback
Linguistic Nationalism, Institutional Decay, and Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka
Neil DeVotta

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Table of Contents for Confronting the Occupation

Table of Contents for Blowback

Acknowledgements

Preface

Abbreviations

  1. An Overview
  2. Ethnic Identities and Politics Before Independence
  3. From Linguistic Parity to Sinhala-Only
  4. The Official Language Act of 1956
  5. Institutional Decay: The Consequences of the Official Language Act, 1956-77
  6. From Linguistic Nationalism to Civil War
  7. The Liberational Tigers of Tamil Eelam and Ethnic Conflict
  8. Conclusion

Appendixes

Notes

Reference

Index