K M de Silva's A History of Sri Lanka PDF

By K M de Silva

Sri Lanka is an old civilization, formed and thrust into the fashionable globalizing international by means of its colonial adventure. With its personal targeted difficulties, lots of them historic legacies, it's a country attempting to hold a democratic, pluralistic country constitution whereas suffering to come back to phrases with separatist aspirations. it is a advanced tale, and there's possibly no larger individual to offer it in reasoned, scholarly phrases than K.M. de Silva, Sri Lanka’s so much exceptional and prolific historian.

A background of Sri Lanka, first released in 1981, has demonstrated itself because the regular paintings at the topic. This totally revised version, in gentle of the latest examine, brings the tale correct as much as the early years of the twenty-first century. The ebook presents entire assurance of all features 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 vital funds vegetation, resembling cinnamon, tea, rubber and coconut, and eventually as an Asian democracy. it's a research of the political vicissitudes of Sri Lanka’s old civilization and the successive levels of Portuguese, Dutch and British colonial rule. the unlucky results of changing into a centre of ethnic stress and Sri Lanka’s long-standing courting with India also are discussed.
Exhaustively researched and analytical, this e-book is a useful reference resource for college kids of old, colonial and post-colonial societies, ethnic clash and democratic transitions, in addition to for all those that easily are looking to get a believe of the wealthy and sundry texture of Sri Lanka’s lengthy history.

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