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  • 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...

  • Dutch and British Colonial Intervention in Sri Lanka, 1780-1815by Alicia Schrikker

    BRILL 2007; US$ 116.00

    Presents a study of Dutch and British colonial intervention on Sri Lanka in the period 1780-1815. This book provides a characterisation of the functioning and growth of the colonial state in a period of transition. It focuses on the local reforms in the Dutch administration and policymaking on the island prior to the take-over by the British. more...

  • The Tiger Vanquishedby M R Narayan Swamy

    SAGE India 2010; US$ 29.95

    This book tells the story of why the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) lost the war that it had always dreamt of winning in Sri Lanka. It is a collection of news stories and commentaries penned by the author from 2003 to 2009 on the ethnic conflict in the country. Each piece is provided with an introduction that places it in the context in which... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 53.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Aid, Peacebuilding and the Resurgence of Warby Dr Sarah Holt

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    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...

  • The Sri Lanka Readerby John Clifford Holt; Robin Kirk; Orin Starn

    Duke University Press 2011; US$ 109.95

    Fifty-four images and more than ninety classic and contemporary texts introduce Sri Lanka s recorded history of more than two and a half millennia. 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...