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  • Hello Everybody!by Joris Luyendijk

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98

    In Hello Everybody! a bestseller in his native Holland, Joris Luyendijk tells the story of his five yearsas a reporter in the Middle East. Young and inexperienced but fluent in Arabic, he speaks to stone throwers and soldiers, taxi drivers and professors, victims and aggressors chronicling first-hand experiences of dictatorship, occupation and war.... more...

  • Iraq and Gertrude Bell's The Arab of Mesopotamiaby Paul J. Rich

    Lexington Books 2008; US$ 34.99

    To understand contemporary Iraq and the ongoing crisis in the Middle East, no book provides a surer guide or more unsettling experience, written as it was for another war, another army, and another time. Gertrude Bell for a fleeting moment was the optimistic progenitor of the Iraq that today is becoming unglued. more...

  • Nation, Constitutionalism and Buddhism in Sri Lankaby Roshan de Silva Wijeyeratne

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Nation, Constitutionalism and Buddhism in Sri Lanka offers a new perspective on contemporary debates about Sinhalese Buddhist nationalism in Sri Lanka. In this book de Silva Wijeyeratne argues forcefully that ?Sinhalese Buddhism? in the period prior to its engagement with the British colonial State signified a relatively unbounded (although at times... more...

  • Sri Lankaby Robert Barlas; Nanda P. Wanasundera

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2009; US$ 14.39

    A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette in Sri Lanka more...

  • The Tiger Vanquishedby M R Narayan Swamy

    SAGE India 2010; US$ 29.95

    This book tells the story of why the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) lost the war that it had always dreamt of winning in Sri Lanka. It is a collection of news stories and commentaries penned by the author from 2003 to 2009 on the ethnic conflict in the country. Each piece is provided with an introduction that places it in the context in which... more...

  • Aid, Peacebuilding and the Resurgence of Warby Dr Sarah Holt

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    As one of South Asia's oldest democracies Sri Lanka is a critical case to examine the limits of a liberal peace, peacebuilding and external engagement in the settlement of civil wars. Based on nine years of research, and more than 100 interviews with those affected by the war, NGOs, and local and international elites engaged in the peace process. more...

  • Ayya's Accountsby Anand Pandian; M. P. Mariappan; Veena Das

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    Ayya?s Accounts explores the life of an ordinary man?orphan, refugee, shopkeeper, and grandfather?during a century of tremendous hope and upheaval. Born in colonial India into a despised caste of former tree climbers, Ayya lost his mother as a child and came of age in a small town in lowland Burma. Forced to flee at the outbreak of World War II, he... more...

  • Everyday Ethnicity in Sri Lankaby Daniel Bass

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    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 vision... more...

  • Formations of Ritualby David Scott

    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...

  • Islandedby Sujit Sivasundaram

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 45.00

    How did the British come to conquer South Asia in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries? Answers to this question usually start in northern India, neglecting the dramatic events that marked Britain?s contemporaneous subjugation of the island of Sri Lanka. In Islanded , Sujit Sivasundaram reconsiders the arrival of British rule in South... more...