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By K M de Silva

ISBN-10: 0195613716

ISBN-13: 9780195613711

ISBN-10: 9558095923

ISBN-13: 9789558095928

Sri Lanka is an historical civilization, formed and thrust into the trendy globalizing global via its colonial event. With its personal targeted difficulties, a lot of them old legacies, it's a country attempting to continue a democratic, pluralistic country constitution whereas suffering to come back to phrases with separatist aspirations. this can be a advanced tale, and there's maybe no higher individual to give it in reasoned, scholarly phrases than K.M. de Silva, Sri Lanka’s such a lot amazing and prolific historian.

A heritage of Sri Lanka, first released in 1981, has proven itself because the general paintings at the topic. This totally revised variation, in gentle of the newest study, brings the tale correct as much as the early years of the twenty-first century. The ebook offers accomplished insurance of all features of Sri Lanka’s development—from a classical Buddhist society and irrigation economic system, to its emergence as a tropical colony generating many of the world’s most crucial funds vegetation, equivalent to cinnamon, tea, rubber and coconut, and at last as an Asian democracy. it's a examine of the political vicissitudes of Sri Lanka’s historical civilization and the successive stages of Portuguese, Dutch and British colonial rule. the unlucky effects of turning into a centre of ethnic rigidity and Sri Lanka’s long-standing dating with India also are discussed.
Exhaustively researched and analytical, this ebook is a useful reference resource for college students of old, colonial and post-colonial societies, ethnic clash and democratic transitions, in addition to for all those that easily are looking to get a consider of the wealthy and sundry texture of Sri Lanka’s lengthy history.

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