A Notice re a NEW BOOK on the negotiation of language and identity in a Tamil Saivite Temple in Australia byNILRUKSHI PERERA
Diversity is a buzzword of our times and yet the extent of religious diversity in Western societies is generally misconceived. This ground-breaking research draws attention to the journey of one migrant religious institution in an era of religious superdiversity.
Fintan O’Toole, in The Irish Times,15 August 2022, where the title runs “The first time I met Salman Rushdie, the very idea of it was unimaginable” ……….. reproduced here with highlights imposed by The Editor, Thuppahi &*&
The first time I met Salman Rushdie, the very idea of meeting Salman Rushdie was unimaginable. It was after the Ayatollah Khomeini issued his fatwa against him. Rushdie had disappeared from the face of the earth.
By refusing to subsist in living death they prescribed for him, the author stood up for life itself as the ordinary human birthright.
I went to a party in County Wicklow. Seeing him standing in the kitchen with a glass of wine was like meeting Lazarus.
How do we form our friendships? Is it a matter of chance? Does it depend on who sat next to you in class? Or does it spring out of an act of kindness? Or a crisis shared? In modern times friendships and connections are much publicized matters, but in our youth friendships happened quietly. You went to school, you met others your age, you played, you talked, you enjoyed fun times, you became friends….
Located in an old family home, Lakmahal, whose inhabitants shared a love of literature, the Lakmahal Community Library (LCL) is a space to encourage interest in the literary arts and encourage people to engage with the joy of reading. With a collection of over 1800 books spanning several genres, LCL wants to encourage people to expand their reading horizons through access to a wide variety of books.
Jordan Baker “Charming and unapologetic: Sydney’s Anglican archbishop isn’t afraid to be out of step with the times”
Kanishka Raffel’s election as Archbishop of Sydney broke the mould. His predecessors are all of European descent; his heritage is Sri Lankan. Many of those who went before him were sons of Sydney’s Anglican dynasties, and attended its sandstone schools; he moved to Australia as a boy and went to Carlingford High.
Anglican Archbishop Kanishka Raffel was born a Buddhist. CREDIT:LOUIE DOUVIS
Thuppahi's Blog · This web site presents the interventions of MICHAEL ROBERTS in the public realm with reference to Sri Lankan political affairs. It will embrace the politics of cricket as well. ROBERTS was educated at St. Aloysius College in Galle and the universities of Peradeniya and Oxford. He taught History at Peradeniya University and Anthropology at Adelaide university. He is now retired and lives in Adelaide.