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Sri Lanka in the Modern Age

Nira, Wickramasinghe

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ISBN 10: 1849044465 / ISBN 13: 9781849044462
Published by C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
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Concise history of the Sri Lankan people. Num Pages: 416 pages. BIC Classification: 1FKS; HBJF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 219 x 158 x 30. Weight in Grams: 614. . 2014. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781849044462

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Title: Sri Lanka in the Modern Age

Publisher: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd

Binding: Soft cover

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Now available as an updated second edition covering the brutal end of Sri Lanka's civil war and creeping state authoritarianism that has grown in its wake, Sri Lanka in the Modern Age recounts the island's modern history in an accessible yet unconventional manner. While most histories of the country published in the last twenty years have tended to focus on the state's failure to accommodate the needs and demands of minority communities, this book places their claims alongside the political, social and economic demands of other communities, parties, associations and groups, trac--ing their lineages to the colonial period. Drawing from recent works as well as from her own research in the field, Nira Wickramasinghe has written above all a history of the people of Sri Lanka, rather than a history of the nation-state.

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Nira Wickramasinghe is Senior Lecturer in the Department of History and Political Science, University of Colombo, and the author of Dressing the Colonised Body: Politics, Clothing and Identity in Sri Lanka.

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