New PDF release: A History of Sri Lanka

By K M de Silva

Sri Lanka is an historical civilization, formed and thrust into the trendy globalizing international by way of its colonial adventure. With its personal specific difficulties, lots of them ancient legacies, it's a state attempting to hold a democratic, pluralistic country constitution whereas suffering to come back to phrases with separatist aspirations. it is a complicated tale, and there's might be no larger individual to give it in reasoned, scholarly phrases than K.M. de Silva, Sri Lanka’s such a lot wonderful and prolific historian.

A historical past of Sri Lanka, first released in 1981, has tested itself because the common paintings at the topic. This absolutely revised version, in gentle of the newest study, brings the tale correct as much as the early years of the twenty-first century. The ebook offers finished insurance of all facets of Sri Lanka’s development—from a classical Buddhist society and irrigation economic climate, to its emergence as a tropical colony generating many of the world’s most crucial funds vegetation, reminiscent of cinnamon, tea, rubber and coconut, and at last as an Asian democracy. it's a examine of the political vicissitudes of Sri Lanka’s historic civilization and the successive levels of Portuguese, Dutch and British colonial rule. the unlucky results of changing into a centre of ethnic pressure and Sri Lanka’s long-standing courting with India also are discussed.
Exhaustively researched and analytical, this publication is a useful reference resource for college kids 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 think of the wealthy and sundry texture of Sri Lanka’s lengthy history.

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Sri Lanka is an historical civilization, formed and thrust into the fashionable globalizing global via its colonial event. With its personal particular difficulties, lots of them old legacies, it's a kingdom attempting to keep a democratic, pluralistic nation constitution whereas suffering to come back to phrases with separatist aspirations.

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