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Shared Encounters in Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and Thailand


Shared Encounters in Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and Thailand

Hasini Haputhanthri
Chakravadhana Bodhimani
Suniti Chuthamas

Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and Thailand have faced challenges in celebrating their pluralism and diversity of communities, cultures, and faiths. Festivals, rituals, and practices that once fostered shared encounters and common spaces are fading from memory. Today, public discourse is often dominated by narratives of conflict, division, and exclusion.

This publication presents three compelling alternative narratives that counter the prevailing discourse. Through vivid storytelling and insightful analysis, it explores the interconnected histories and shared experiences of these countries, offering a hopeful vision for a more inclusive and harmonious future. Explore the stories that highlight the resilience of cultural diversity and the power of shared encounters.

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