& THE NATION’S NARRATIVE:
GENDER AND NATIONALISM IN TWENTIETH CENTURY
Neloufer de Mel
Rs 250 Hb 2001
(All rights available)
book explores the development of nationalism in
Sri Lanka during the past century, particularly
within the dominant Sinhala Buddhist and militant
Tamil movements. Tracing the ways women from diverse
backgrounds have engaged with nationalism, Neloufer
de Mel argues that gender is crucial to an understanding
of nationalism and vice versa.
is Professor of English at the Department of English,
University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. She is the author of
Women and the Nation's Narrative: Gender and Nationalism in 20th Century Sri Lanka (2001) and Militarizing Sri Lanka: Popular Culture,
Memory and Narrative in the Armed Conflict (2007).