By K M de Silva
A historical past of Sri Lanka, first released in 1981, has tested itself because the general paintings at the topic. This totally revised version, in gentle of the latest study, brings the tale correct as much as the early years of the twenty-first century. The publication offers accomplished assurance of all points of Sri Lanka’s development—from a classical Buddhist society and irrigation financial system, to its emergence as a tropical colony generating the various world’s most crucial money vegetation, akin to cinnamon, tea, rubber and coconut, and at last as an Asian democracy. it's a examine of the political vicissitudes of Sri Lanka’s historical civilization and the successive stages of Portuguese, Dutch and British colonial rule. the unlucky outcomes of changing into a centre of ethnic pressure and Sri Lanka’s long-standing dating with India also are discussed.
Exhaustively researched and analytical, this booklet 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 suppose of the wealthy and sundry texture of Sri Lanka’s lengthy history.
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