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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 in South... 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...
- 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...
- House of Anansi Press 2012; US$ 19.95
"An extraordinary book. This dignified, just and unbearable account of the dark heart of Sri Lanka needs to be read by everyone." ? Roma Tearne, author of Mosquito The tropical island of Sri Lanka is a paradise for tourists, but in 2009 it became a hell for its Tamil minority, as decades of civil war between the Tamil Tiger guerrillas and the government... more...