Culture > How agrarian utopianism shapes Sri Lanka

A Buddhist temple on a road to Galle, circa 1890. The agrarian utopia captured in the trope of vavai, pansalai, gamai, yayai (tank, temple, village and paddy field) became a concrete political project in post-independence Sri Lanka. Embedded in this is the case for a radical devolution of power. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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