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The Story of Anuradhapura

Senani Ponnamperuma

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ISBN 10: 0987345125 / ISBN 13: 9780987345127
Published by Nihal Senani Ponnamperuma, 2016
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: The Story of Anuradhapura

Publisher: Nihal Senani Ponnamperuma

Publication Date: 2016

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

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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 Ponnamperuma 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.

About the Author:

Senani Ponnamperuma was born in Sri Lanka, educated in the US and now resides in Australia. He has as always had a deep fascination with Sri Lankan history. Having collected a dossier full of interesting facts about Sri Lankan history, he was encouraged by his children to share his knowledge with a wider audience. Senani has now combined his love of literature and history to produce the first easy-to-read books on the history of Sri Lanka. The first, The Story of Sigiriya, was a truly comprehensive account of one of the most fascinating historic sites in the world. The second, The Story of Anuradhapura, is an equally interesting history of the Anuradhapura Kingdom, one of the most prolific civilizations of ancient Asia. Senani had a successful career in Information Technology. He was the CIO of two large Australian retailers and spent many years as a senior IT Consultant. Senani's website, Trishan's Oz, a website about Australia created in 1997, won numerous prestigious awards and was visited by over 1.6 million people in just four years. It was selected by the National Library of Australia "for the preservation and long-term access of Australian online electronic publications of national significance." Senani is also the creator of a number of websites on Sri Lanka.

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