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Sri Lanka

  • Die Hochzeit des Buddhaby Karin Oeljeklaus

    tredition 2014; US$ 6.98

    Der Mönch Sarath in Sri Lanka ist ein scheinbar Verlorener, der gewinnt. Sein Doppelleben im Schatten der Nacht bleibt nicht unentdeckt. Doch er wird begleitet, beschützt und geliebt. Auch seine Wegbegleiter werden Grenzgänger. Gemeinsam installieren sie ein Netz. Verfolgen und bestrafen die Männer, die ihre Kinder missbrauchen und deren beschützenswertes... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sacred Modernityby Tariq Jazeel

    Liverpool University Press 2013; US$ 72.50

    This book explores the relationships between nature and environment and the contested politics of nationhood in contemporary Sri Lanka. 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

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

  • CultureShock! Sri Lankaby Robert Barlas; P Nanda Wanasundera

    Marshall Cavendish 2012; US$ 12.75

    Chock-full of useful tips and information, this book covers a wide range of practical issues, such as how to get your blue card, ways to get settled into your new home, and how to conduct business in the Sri Lankan environment. Find out how to communicate with the Sri Lankans and how to enjoy their delicious curries without needing a fire extinguisher!... more...

  • Simple Gesturesby Andrea Rugh

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 29.95

    The Greater Middle East poses major challenges for the United States. Yet despite decades of intense involvement in Middle Eastern affairs, most Americans still know little about the cultures of the region. Simple Gestures describes one American?s efforts over forty years to better understand the society in the countries where she lived and worked:... 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...