Dagmar Hellmann-Rajanayagam

Dagmar Hellmann-Rajanayagam
Universität Passau · Department für Kulturraumstudien

Dr. phil. habil

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Additional affiliations
October 2004 - present
Universität Passau
Position
  • Professor (Full)
June 2002 - June 2005
Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Dynasties and Female Politicians in Asia
September 1987 - August 1991
German Historical Institute London
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • Development of Tamil Consciousness in Jaffna

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Publications (42)
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Zusammenfassung Wie konnte es zu dem Konflikt im Rakhine-Staat in Myanmar kommen, der eine Flucht von mehr als 700.000 Muslim*innen nach Bangladesch zur Folge hatte? Um dieser Frage auf den Grund gehen zu können, ist es wichtig, die Ursachen und Hintergründe des Konfliktes zu betrachten und in den historischen Kontext einzubetten. Vielfältige Ebene...
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Southeast Asia is one of the most dynamic regions in the world. This volume offers a timely approach to Southeast Asian Studies, covering recent transitions in the realms of urbanism, rural development, politics, and media. While most of the contributions deal with the era of post-independence, some tackle the colonial period and the resulting deve...
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Southeast Asia is one of the most dynamic regions in the world. This volume offers a timely approach to Southeast Asian Studies, covering recent transitions in the realms of urbanism, rural development, politics, and media. While most of the contributions deal with the era of post-independence, some tackle the colonial period and the resulting deve...
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Historical overview of the relationship of religion and politics in Myanmar up till the present.
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Since the late 19th century, the Ya¯lppa¯na Vaipava Ma¯lai, a compilation and addition of two earlier chronicles, Kaila¯ya Ma¯lai and Vaiya¯p Pa¯pal, has become the definitve point of reference for Sri Lankan Tamil identity. The article translates and examines three episodes that are narrated in all three chronicles and highlights their significanc...
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Until quite recently, religion was considered a negligible variable both in violent conflict and politics. At most, it was perceived as an ideological pretext hiding other, economic or political causes for conflict, in which religion was merely instrumentalised by the powerful. This view has changed decisively over the last two decades. In many pol...
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Indians have migrated to Burma for centuries, as they have to the rest of Southeast Asia. (The country was known as Burma until 1990, when the ruling regime changed its name to Myanmar.) Buddhism is supposed to have been brought from South India and Sri Lanka, and there exists a theory (albeit unproven) that the language of the Pyu, who are conside...
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Migrants from South Asia have arrived in the Malayan peninsula from time immemorial (Sandhu 1969). But only during the time of British rule were they defined as a specific ethnic group. These definitions carried over into Malaysia (as the country was called after independence in 1957) and Singapore, which joined Malaysia in 1963 but was forced into...
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How is it possible to analyse the seemingly contradictory modernization processes in Southeast Asian states? On the one hand, these states feature the universal characteristics of modern states, while on the other, seemingly traditional patterns such as patronage, cronyism, etc. are an integral part of their administrations. Furthermore, the states...
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The article addresses three questions concerning violent conflicts in Sri Lanka, Burma and southern Thailand: How is it possible to investigate questions of war and conflict in the field, especially concerning access and exit options? Access was gained in different ways in all three areas depending on the respective situations; special conditions a...
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Review of the edited volume: Iwanaga, Kazuki (ed.) (2008), Women’s Political Participation and Representation in Asia. Obstacles and Challenges, Copenhagen: NIAS Press, = Women and Politics in Asia No. 2, ISBN 9788776940164, XVII and 314 pages.
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Political developments in Thailand since the promulgation of the 1997 constitution are exemplary indicators that democracy can hardly be brought about simply by a judicative process. Is the population at large content with semi-authoritarian rule and might even prefer this to more democratic forms? Drawing on Adorno's idea of an "authoritarian pers...
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This article arose from a seminar at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Dept. of Indology and Iranistics. I want, in this place, to thank my students for their cooperation in producing the translations. For a critical discussion, suggestions and comments I want to thank my colleagues Adelheid Mette and Peter Schalk. All opinions, errors and...
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In the context of Sri Lanka this study concentrates on the taken for granted unsaid nature of relations between the sexes and the process by which they change imperceptibly over time. The author argues that the position of women still remains unappreciated.
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The article discusses the ideology and programme of some of the major militant Tamil groups before and after the interventon of the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) in Northern Sri Lanka. Besides the LTTE, the so-called "Tristar"-EPRLF, PLOT, AND TELO-and EROS who try to steer a middle course between LTTE and IPKF, are discussed. While LTTE always...

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