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Author Name    Nira Wickramasinghe

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

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   New

Jacket Condition   New

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   London, UK Hurst & Company

ISBN    1850657599 / 9781850657590

Seller ID   027049

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 twenty years have 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 traced to this one key issue. Sri Lanka in the Modern Age offers a fresh perspective based on new research. Above all, Nira Wickramasinghe has written a history of the people of Sri Lanka rathen a history of the nation-state. Contents Preface: Identities and Histories Acknowledgments Glossary Abbreviations Part I. Pre-Independence Years: Changing Lives 1. Colonial Encounters 2. Colonialism and Constructed Identities 3. National Framings: Authentic Bodies and Things 4. Before Independence:Communities and Conflicts Part II. The Post-Independence Years: Political Cultures 5. Citizens, Communities, Rights, Constitutions, 1947 - 2000 6. The Search for Equality: The Left Movement and Insurrections 7. The Search for Sovereignty: Tamil Separatism/ Nationalism 8. Sri Lanka: The Welfare State and Beyond Select Bibliography Index. Printed Pages: 384.

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