ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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On Purity and Pollution in Post-war Jaffna

Caste in a Tamil Family

Written using the voice of Zehra Hashmi, an ethnographic narrative examines caste in transition in Jaffna, centred around a Vel.l.āl.ar family that lived in the peninsula throughout the duration of the Sri Lankan Civil War, which came to an end in May 2009. Based on field research and interviews conducted between 2011 and 2013, the authors find that interlocutors struggle to make meaning of post-war changes.



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Updated On : 1st Jun, 2017

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