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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 fashionable globalizing international through its colonial event. With its personal particular difficulties, a lot of them historic legacies, it's a country attempting to hold a democratic, pluralistic country constitution whereas suffering to return to phrases with separatist aspirations. it is a complicated tale, and there's probably no larger individual to offer it in reasoned, scholarly phrases than K.M. de Silva, Sri Lanka’s such a lot extraordinary and prolific historian.

A historical past of Sri Lanka, first released in 1981, has verified itself because the average paintings at the topic. This totally revised version, in mild of the latest examine, brings the tale correct as much as the early years of the twenty-first century. The booklet offers finished assurance of all points of Sri Lanka’s development—from a classical Buddhist society and irrigation economic climate, to its emergence as a tropical colony generating a number of the world’s most crucial funds plants, reminiscent of cinnamon, tea, rubber and coconut, and eventually 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 outcomes 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 students 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 consider of the wealthy and sundry texture of Sri Lanka’s lengthy history.

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