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  • Islandedby Sujit Sivasundaram

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 36.00

    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... more...

  • The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthdayby Neil MacFarquhar

    PublicAffairs 2010; 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...

  • Economy, Culture, and Civil War in Sri Lankaby Deborah Winslow; Michael D. Woost

    Indiana University Press 2004; US$ 18.35

    "Will be of interest to those working on conflict and peace studies, economic development, cultural studies, and women in the modern world. A key new publication." -- Chandra R. de Silva, Old Dominion University "... offers a superb overview of how a civil war, driven by ethnicity, can... more...

  • Enemy Linesby Margaret Trawick

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    Enemy Lines captures the extraordinary story of boys and girls coming of age during a civil war. Margaret Trawick lived and worked in Batticaloa in eastern Sri Lanka, where thousands of youths have been recruited into the Sri Lankan armed resistance movement known as the Tamil Tigers. This compelling account of her experiences is a powerful exploration... more...

  • Dining with al-Qaedaby Hugh Pope

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 8.99

    Following in the footsteps of Sir Richard Burton and Lawrence of Arabia, Hugh Pope presents his modern-day explorations, mined from more than three decades, of the politics, religion, and aspirations of Muslim peoples to show how the Middle East is much more than a monolithic "Islamic World."   An Oxford-educated scholar of the Middle East and... more...

  • The Intra-Group Dimensions of Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lankaby Dr Kenneth D. Bush

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 140.00

    Through an examination of the critical junctures in post-colonial Sri Lanka, Kenneth D. Bush refines and advances our understanding of the dynamics underpinning violent and non-violent 'ethnic' conflict. The book enables us to understand how the ebb and flow of relations within ethnic groups affects relations between groups, for good or for ill. more...

  • The Cageby Gordon Weiss

    Bellevue Literary Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    An incisive first account of the formation, history, and bloody dissolution of the rebel Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka. more...

  • Ceylon Under British Rule 1795-1932by Lennox A Mills

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 175.00

    Published in 1964, " Ceylon Under British Rule, 1795-1932" is an important contribution to History. more...

  • Buddhism, Conflict and Violence in Modern Sri Lankaby Mahinda Deegalle

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Interdisciplinary in its approach, this book explores the dilemmas that Buddhism faces in relation to the continuing ethnic conflict and violence in modern Sri Lanka. Prominent scholars in the fields of anthropology, history, Buddhist studies and Pali examine multiple dimensions of the problem. Buddhist responses to the crisis are discussed in detail,... more...

  • The Separatist Conflict in Sri Lankaby Asoka Bandarage

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    The book provides a detailed historically-based analysis of the origin, evolution and potential resolution of the civil conflict in Sri Lanka over the struggle to establish a separate state in its Northern and Eastern provinces. This conflict between the Sri Lankan government and the secessionist LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) is one of the... more...