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

@article{Rogers1989CulturalNA,
  title={Cultural nationalism and social reform: The 1904 Temperance Movement in Sri Lanka},
  author={J. D. Rogers},
  journal={Indian Economic & Social History Review},
  year={1989},
  volume={26},
  pages={319 - 341}
}
  • J. D. Rogers
  • Published 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 
    6 Citations

    References

    SHOWING 1-8 OF 8 REFERENCES
    Problems of Collective Identity in a Multi-Ethnic Society: Sectional Nationalism vs
    • Ceylonese Nationalism
    • 1900
    Catholic Messenger
      For an instance in the Southern Province where a temperance society supported the boycott of a Wesleyan school, see Crawford, diary
        Profits
          SLNA (Kandy), 30/25. 79 Independent
            SLNA 45/36; Independent