Thamali Thenne Gedara at the British Association for South Asian Studies, April 2019

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Thamali Thenne Gedara presented a paper on ‘Beyond Hybridity: Identity through Language’ at the British Association for South Asian Studies (BASAS) held in the Durham University from 3rd to 5th April 2019. 

She presented her paper on the panel titled ‘Ethnic politics and marginal spaces in post-war Sri Lanka’ chaired by Dr. Deborah McFarlane. Her paper discussed the ways in which ‘others’ are produced through language in the hybrid community in Paanama arguing that ‘othering’ emerges not from the ethnicity but from the language by which a new form of categorization of caste has manifested in Paanama. 

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