June 6, 2015

Women’s Movement in Sri Lanka: History, Trends and Trajectories (2012)

The book explores the role of women as ideologues, agents, activists and visionaries as part of the movement. It deciphers the structural inequalities pertaining to the secondary status ascribed to them through discrimination and all forms of oppression and the process of the transformation they seek to restructure. As a historical narrative it traces the movement from the precolonial to the colonial periods and finally to contemporary history. It has a two way research methodology. Precolonial and colonial periods are portrayed selectively using various publications, journals, archival materials and newspapers. Women’s activism gets the place it deserves in history because the innumerable protests that women have undertaken are recorded over a period of thirty years. This publication takes note of the controversies and debates that are associated with this reconstruction. It was published by the Social Scientist Association (SSA).

Writing Religion-Locating Women (2012)

The reasons for the emergence of new rituals, cult-based religious practices and the increasing involvement of women in these activities becomes one aspect of the study. It further focuses on the religious experiences of women across ethnicities and religions, and…
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