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

    BRILL 2007; US$ 116.00

    This study of Dutch and British colonial intervention on Sri Lanka in the period 1780 ? 1815 provides a new over-all characterisation of the functioning and growth of the colonial state in a period of transition. 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$ 54.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 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...

  • Islandedby Sujit Sivasundaram

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 48.00

    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...

  • Sri Lankaby Jonathan Spencer

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 47.95

    In the past decade, Sri Lanka has been engulfed by political tragedy as successive governments have failed to settle the grievances of the Tamil minority in a way acceptable to the majority Sinhala population. The new Premadasa presidency faces huge economic and political problems with large sections of the island under the control of the Indian Peace-Keeping... 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...