On Sacred Ground: The Political Performance of Religious Respons
British Association for South Asian Studies - Best PhD Student paper - Luke Heslop
On Sacred Ground: The Political Performance of Religious Response
The paper was based on ethnographic research in Sri Lanka and focused on an attack on a mosque in Dambulla, central Sri Lanka. By drawing out the relationship between the high profile public performances of political action on the one hand, and the everyday work of local level politicking: building and maintaining networks of influence on the other, the paper explores local understandings of politics.