|Posted by Asitha G Punchihewa on March 13, 2018 at 5:50 AM|
CULTURAL TRANSFORMATION IN SRI LANKA AND ITS IMPACT ON THE REGIONAL CULTURAL LANDSCAPE
By Asitha G Punchihewa
The process of cultural transformation in South Asia has witnessed many phases both interms of political power and religion. Presently the Islamic faith seems to be forming thenewest phase of cultural transformation in South Asia whereby followers of Islam in the region are increasing rapidly. This paper analyses the conditions which have promptedthis trend and their implications for the South Asian region with a focus on Sri Lanka.It maps the social, economic, political, and cultural means by which the Islamic faith is spreading in the country and region, and argues – drawing from previous studies – thatIslamization can have an adverse impact on the political stability of South Asia.
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