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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 historic civilization, formed and thrust into the trendy globalizing international by way of its colonial event. With its personal particular difficulties, a lot of them ancient legacies, it's a country attempting to retain a democratic, pluralistic nation constitution whereas suffering to come back to phrases with separatist aspirations. it is a advanced tale, and there's maybe no greater individual to provide it in reasoned, scholarly phrases than K.M. de Silva, Sri Lanka’s such a lot extraordinary and prolific historian.

A heritage of Sri Lanka, first released in 1981, has demonstrated itself because the average paintings at the topic. This totally revised variation, in gentle of the latest learn, brings the tale correct as much as the early years of the twenty-first century. The e-book presents complete insurance of all features of Sri Lanka’s development—from a classical Buddhist society and irrigation financial system, to its emergence as a tropical colony generating the various world’s most vital funds plants, reminiscent of cinnamon, tea, rubber and coconut, and at last as an Asian democracy. it's a research of the political vicissitudes of Sri Lanka’s historical civilization and the successive levels of Portuguese, Dutch and British colonial rule. the unlucky results of turning into a centre of ethnic pressure and Sri Lanka’s long-standing dating with India also are discussed.
Exhaustively researched and analytical, this publication is a useful reference resource for college kids of historical, colonial and post-colonial societies, ethnic clash and democratic transitions, in addition to for all those that easily are looking to get a suppose of the wealthy and sundry texture of Sri Lanka’s lengthy history.

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Sri Lanka is an old civilization, formed and thrust into the trendy globalizing global by means of its colonial adventure. With its personal distinct difficulties, lots of them ancient legacies, it's a state attempting to keep a democratic, pluralistic kingdom constitution whereas suffering to return to phrases with separatist aspirations.

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