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- Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 14.99
Two days before Christmas in 1987, at the age of 17, Niromi de Soyza found herself in an ambush as part of a small platoon of militant Tamil Tigers fighting government forces in the bloody civil war that was to engulf Sri Lanka for decades. With her was her lifelong friend, Ajanthi, also aged 17. Leaving behind them their shocked middle-class families,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 135.00
Focusing on notions of diaspora, identity and agency, this book examines ethnicity in war-torn Sri Lanka. It highlights the historical development and negotiation of a new identification of Up-country Tamil amidst Sri Lanka?s violent ethnic politics. Over the past thirty years, Up-country (Indian) Tamils generally have tried to secure their... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 195.00
In the past decade, Sri Lanka has been engulfed by political tragedy as successive governments have failed to settle the grievances of the Tamil minority in a way acceptable to the majority Sinhala population. The new Premadasa presidency faces huge economic and political problems with large sections of the island under the control of the Indian Peace-Keeping... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1994; US$ 66.00
Yaktovil is an elaborate healing ceremony employed by Sinhalas in Sri Lanka to dispel the effects of the eyesight of a pantheon of malevolent supernatural figures known as yakku. Scott?s investigation of yaktovil and yakku within the Sinhala cosmology is also an inquiry into the ways in which anthropology, by ignoring the discursive history of the... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1999; US$ 84.00
This ambitious work explores the vexed connections among nation building, ethnic identity, and regional conflict by focusing on a specific event: Indian political and military intervention in the ethnic conflict between the Sinhalese and Tamils in Sri Lanka. Postcolonial Insecurities counters the perception of ?ethnicity? as an inferior and subversive... more...
- SAGE India 2009; US$ 29.95
Spatialising Politics: Culture and Geography in Postcolonial Sri Lanka. brings together a collection of essays that take as their theme the spatial politics. of Sri Lanka. It highlights the importance of space in the ongoing ethnic conflict. fuelling Sri Lankas continuing civil war and invokes a number of aspects. less frequently cited in the... more...
- The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group 2010; US$ 23.99
Is it really possible to love one?s enemies? That?s the question that sparked a fascinating and, at times, terrifying journey into the heart of the Middle East during the summer of 2008. It was a trip that began in Egypt, passed beneath the steel and glass high rises of Saudi Arabia, then wound through the bullet- pocked alleyways of Beirut and dusty... more...
- PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 15.95
Since his boyhood in Qadhafi ?s Libya, and later as a reporter for more than thirteen years in cities stretching from Tehran to Marrakesh, Neil MacFarquhar has developed a counterintuitive sense that the Middle East, despite all the bloodshed in its contemporary history, is a place of warmth, humanity, and generous eccentricity. In The Media Relations... more...