Tariq Jazeel

Oct 16, 2014

Sacred Modernity

Nature, Environment, and the Postcolonial Geographies of Sri Lankan Nationhood

Liverpool University Press 2013

purchase at bookshop.org Ruhuna National Park and 'tropical modernism' architecture are aesthetically analysed in Sacred Modernity: Nature, Environment, and the Postcolonial Geographies of Sri Lankan Nationhood (Liverpool University Press, 2013) by Tariq Jazeel. The book uses these two sites to explore the ways in which non-secular experiences of nature inscribe Sinhalese Buddhist nationalism into the spaces of everyday life. Skilfully weaving together ethnographic and archival material, the book pushes us to re-read the seemingly secular spaces of modernity in Sri Lanka.

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