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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Teardrop Islandby Cherry Briggs

    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...

  • 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...

  • Conflict and Peacebuilding in Sri Lankaby Jonathan Goodhand; Benedikt Korf; Jonathan Spencer

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    The period between 2001 and 2006 saw the rise and fall of an internationally supported effort to bring a protracted violent conflict in Sri Lanka to a peaceful resolution. A ceasefire agreement, signed in February 2002, was followed by six rounds of peace talks, but growing political violence, disagreements over core issues and a fragmentation of... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 155.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Postcolonial Insecuritiesby Sankaran Krishna

    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...

  • Spatialising Politicsby Cathrine Brun; Tariq Jazeel

    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 Lanka’s continuing civil war and invokes a number of aspects. less frequently cited in the... more...