Equality and difference: Some thoughts on religion and the pandemic | Daily FT

In Sri Lanka, the Muslims had their own law, the Kandyan Sinhalese their own law and the Tamils had their own. These laws determined the nature of marriage, divorce and the sharing of property and inheritance. Because of the nature of the social compact and understanding it continued after independence and is basically intact even today This article will argue that there is a tension between ‘equality’ and ‘difference’ in modern South Asia. That tension defines South Asia and is reflected in issues related to religion and ethnicity. It is manifested at individual, community and state level. In…

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