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Sri Lanka

  • 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$ 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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$ 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Still Counting the Deadby Frances Harrison

    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...

  • 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...