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Post-war Blood

Sacrifice, Anti-sacrifice, and the Rearticulations of Conflict in Sri Lanka

Neena Mahadev

to rebuild the temple. Following Kapferer ([1988] 2011 ), Bastin (2002: 48–49) analyzes the myth, arguing that the “body is a synecdoche of the entire kingdom” through which “fragmented” political bodies can be regenerated, reconstituted, and