Ragging in Sri Lanka

Ragging in Sri Lanka

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ragging is a verbal, physical or psychological abuse on newcomers to educational institutions. It is similar to the American phenomenon known as hazing. Sri Lanka is said to be its worst affected country in the world.There is no record to prove such an act has prevailed in the ancient Sri Lankan educational institutions such as Mahavihara or Abhayagiri Vihara. It was in the post World War II era, a concept called ragging came into existence. Ragging is not an indigenous phenomenon, but a direct result of the British colonialism in Sri Lanka. Soldiers returning from war re-entered the college and brought with them the technique of ragging learned in military camp. These techniques were used to make individual fail as an individual and succeed as a team. But eventually when lesser number of military persons entered the universities, ragging lost in primary objectives and became a violent and hazardous exercise.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • Spir
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136265737
  • 9786136265735