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- Anthem Press 2009; US$ 99.00
Citizenship and Statelessness in Sri Lanka analyses the context of the agreement between the Sri Lankan and Indian government that led to the loss of citizenship of Indian Tamil estate workers in Sri Lanka. more...
- 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$ 145.00
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 2013; US$ 155.00
Focusing on Sri Lanka, this book offers a new perspective on contemporary debates about nationalism in South Asia. It looks at the ?capture? of Buddhism by militant Sinhalese nationalism in the colonial and postcolonial periods, and the framing of subsequent key constitutional legal moments. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2013; US$ 9.99
"Here again, Mr Cossey? asked the young Spanish embryologist, shooting me a welcoming smile as I followed him down the corridor. He had recognised me by sight and that wasnt good. I was now the one thing you dont want to be in a fertility clinic. A regular."Martha wanted a baby. Mark wanted a baby.Whats the worst... more...
- Summersdale 2015; US$ 9.99
After discovering the travel writings of a Victorian explorer and writer, Cherry Briggs decides to retrace his footsteps across the island of Ceylon?now known as the recently war-torn, tsunami-effected Sri Lanka Mr Fernando led me into a dark room that was lined with book-cases and smelled of leather and damp. The polished, concrete floor of the... 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...