From Gananath Obeyesekere

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Stories And Histories – Gananath Obeyesekere

Stories And Histories: SRI LANKAN PASTS AND THE DILEMMAS OF NARRATIVE REPRESENTATION Price – Rs. 850.00 Publication- Sarasavi, Sri Lanka “In this work entitled Stories and Histories: Sri Lankan pasts and the dilemmas of narrative representation I emphasize, as in my other writings, the tentativeness of historical knowledge.  History in my thinking, as with some…

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Child ordinations and the rights of children – Gananath Obeyesekere

” The more serious problem is that of sexual abuse notoriously associated with all forms of institutionalized monasticism, witness the recent cases of abuse of children put in their pastoral care even by high prelates of the Catholic Church. But Catholics have no system of child ordination and therefore the possibility of abuse of children…

The Rise of the Labour Movement in Ceylon – Review by Gananath Obeyesekere

Visakha Kumari Jayawardene. The Rise of the Labour Movement in Ceylon. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1972. Pp. 382. Review by Gananath Obeyesekere University of California, San Diego “The naive-Marxist view of the proletariat infuses the book in another way. The proletarians are the good guys, the British and the conservative Ceylonese elite (the ruling…