Sri Lanka in the Modern Age: A History of Contested Identities

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ISBN-13: 9780824830168
Published: March 2006

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256 pages
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  • About the Book
  • Since the late 1970s civil war has left Sri Lanka in an almost permanent state of crisis; conventional histories of the country by liberal and Marxist scholars in the last two decades have thus tended to focus on the state’s failure to accommodate the needs and demands of the minorities. The entire history of the twentieth century has been tied to this one key issue. Sri Lanka in the Modern Age offers a fresh perspective based on new research. Above all, the author has written a history of the peoples of Sri Lanka rather than a history of the nation-state.

  • About the Author(s)
    • Nira Wickramasinghe, Author