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Madurika Rasaratnam

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780190498320

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190498320.001.0001

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Tamil Nationalism Today

Tamil Nationalism Today

(p.215) 8 Tamil Nationalism Today
Tamils and the Nation

Madurika Rasaratnam

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the post-war developments of Sri Lanka’s ethnic conflict. It shows how Tamil nationalism continues after the defeat of the LTTE in a networked and globalized form that mobilizes capacities and resources developed during the 1994-2009 era. The chapter also traces the growing contradictions between international demands for liberal reform and Sri Lanka’s domestic Sinhala Buddhist order that have in turn produced a growing alignment if not alliance between Tamil nationalists and international actors. Finally the chapter also discusses Tamil Nadu’s role in international efforts to secure reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka that are often at odds with Delhi’s efforts to maintain ties with the government in Colombo. The chapter shows that while the largely separate politics of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lankan Tamils are now intertwined they nevertheless remain defined by their respective relations to their states: peaceable accommodation in India and violent hostility and repression in Sri Lanka.

Keywords:   Sri Lanka, Civil war, Mass atrocities, Accountability, Reconciliation, Tamil Nadu, Tamil diaspora, UN, Liberal peace, Sinhala Buddhist

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