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  • Citizenship and Statelessness in Sri Lankaby Valli Kanapathipillai

    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...

  • Simple Gesturesby Andrea B. Rugh

    Potomac Books Inc. 2009; US$ 16.95

    Overturns common misperceptions about the lives of Middle Easterners more...

  • Tamil Tigressby Niromi de Soyza

    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...

  • Everyday Ethnicity in Sri Lankaby Daniel Bass

    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...

  • The Teardrop Islandby Mark Cossey

    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 wasn’t good. I was now the one thing you don’t want to be in a fertility clinic. A regular."Martha wanted a baby. Mark wanted a baby.What’s the worst... more...

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

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sri Lankaby Jonathan Spencer

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 195.00

    Sheds fresh light on the historical roots of the ethnic crisis in the country. Its interest extends beyond contemporary politics into history, anthropology and development studies. 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...