Cultural nationalism and social reform: The 1904 Temperance Movement in Sri Lanka

  title={Cultural nationalism and social reform: The 1904 Temperance Movement in Sri Lanka},
  author={John D. Rogers},
  journal={Indian Economic \& Social History Review},
  pages={319 - 341}
  • J. D. Rogers
  • Published 1 September 1989
  • Political Science
  • Indian Economic & Social History Review
From April through November 1904 hundreds of temperance societies sprang up across Sri Lanka. Although both Buddhist and Christian propagandists had long deplored drunkenness, this widespread commitment to sobriety was unprecedented. As a social movement, too, the upsurge represented something new. At no point during the nineteenth century had Sri Lankans from different parts of the country and different walks of life 
Sinhala-ness and Sinhala nationalism
SINHALA-NESS AND SINHALA NATIONALISM Michael Roberts In the British colonial era one can speak of a combative upsurge of cultural nationalism among the Sinhalese from the mid-late nineteenth century
Language and national identity: the Sinhalese and others over the centuries
The collective identity of Sinhala-speakers over four centuries dating from the 1590s is analyzed with due attention to the structural form of (a) the Kingdom of Kandy and (b) the British colonial
Ceylon's Kristallnacht: A Reassessment of the Pogrom of 1915
Abstract In 1915 the south-western quadrant of Ceylon was convulsed by a week of rioting in which the Buddhist Sinhalese majority attacked a Muslim minority known as the Moors. The consensus amongst
Chatting Sri Lanka : powerful communications in colonial times
The thesis argues that the telephone had a significant impact upon colonial society in Sri Lanka. In the emergence and expansion of a telephone network two phases can be distinguished: in the first
Gendered narratives of alcohol/drug consumption and violent nationalism in India
Alcoholism and drug addiction have come to be regarded as psychological and social disorders in recent times. The international diagnostic system ICD (International Classification of Diseases)


Social Mobility, Popular Ideology, and Collective Violence in Modern Sri Lanka
  • J. D. Rogers
  • History, Economics
    The Journal of Asian Studies
  • 1987
Riots, rebellions, and other disturbances have broken out periodically in most parts of South Asia in modern times. Both early resistance to British rule and the religious and nationalist violence of
Managing ethnic tensions in multi-ethnic societies : Sri Lanka, 1880-1985
Co-published with the Institute of Asian Affairs, Hamburg, and the International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Kandy/Colombo.
Catholic Messenger
    Problems of Collective Identity in a Multi-Ethnic Society: Sectional Nationalism vs
    • Ceylonese Nationalism
    • 1900
      SLNA 45/36; Independent
        For an instance in the Southern Province where a temperance society supported the boycott of a Wesleyan school, see Crawford, diary
          SLNA (Kandy), 30/25. 79 Independent