For nearly 1400 years, the Anuradhapura Kingdom flourished as one of the great civilisations of the ancient world. Its capital, resplendent with gleaming white dagobas and huge monasteries with thousands of monks proclaimed its opulence and grandeur. The people and their unique culture prospered. Then, in the space of just a few years, it was snuffed out, abandoned, engulfed by forest, and forgotten. What happened? Why did a civilisation that had thrived for so long suddenly collapse and disappear into the realms of folk memory? Who caused it? Why did it happen? The Story of Anuradhapura is a beautifully illustrated, easy to read book that presents the fascinating tale of the Anuradhapura Kingdom. Senani is a brilliant storyteller, who for the very first time has brought the story of this great civilisation alive. Using a crisp narrative style and numerous illustrations and photographs he brings to light much new information and many previously unknown and overlooked facts. This book is ideal for those who are curious about the story of Anuradhapura, planning a trip there, have already visited and desire a deeper understanding of its history, just want a great coffee table book to browse through, or as an ideal gift for someone special.
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The inspiration for this book came while the author was planning a cultural discovery tour of Sri Lanka for his children. Having collected a dossier full of interesting facts, he was encouraged by his family to share his knowledge with a wider audience. He has now combined his love of literature and history to produce the first easy-to-read, truly comprehensive story of the Anuradhapura Kingdom of ancient Sri Lanka. Senani Ponnamperuma is the author of 'The Story of Sigiriya' which received numerous five-star rating on Amazon and favorable critical reviews in newspapers and magazines. He has a degree in Information Technology and Business Administration, and was the CIO of two large Australian retailers and has spent many years as a senior IT Consultant. Trishan’s Oz, a website about Australia created by Senani in 1997, won numerous prestigious awards and was visited by over 1.6 million people in just four years. It was selected by the Australian National Library PANDORA project “for the preservation and long-term access of Australian online electronic publications of national significance.”
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Book Description Panique Pty Ltd, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 182 pages. 10.00x8.00x0.43 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0987345168