Books

History Writing

New Trends and Methodologies
By Nira Wickramasinghe
2001
This book attempts in an introductory manner to chart the terrain of recent ventures in the historicizing enterprise such as New History Annals, Subaltern Studies and Postcolonialhistories in the hope that it will guide the student of history or the general reader should he/she feel the need to venture into new and exciting research areas. ...

Crisis Commentaries

Selected Political Writings of Mervyn De Silva
By E. Vijayalakshmi
2001
Mervyn de Silva became one of few, sober voices of sanity in a country gone mad with hatred and violence. His death, a month before Dr. Neelan Tiruchelvam’s assassination and a year after Charles Abeyesekere’s death
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Ceylon, R.I.P.

Selected Poems of Indran Amirthanayagam
2001
Amirthanayagam is a past recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in poetry. He writes poetry in both English and Spanish. Indran is a member of the United States Foreign Service ...

Transcending The Bitter Legacy

Selected Parliamentary Speeches: Neelan Tiruchelvam
By Lisa M. Kois
2000
A compilation of Neelan Tiruchelvam’s Parliamentary speeches ...

Identity Culture and Politics: An Afro Asian Dialogue

By Imtiaz Ahmed and Ousmane Kane Dhaka
2000
A biannual publication. It aims at dissemination of knowledge and exchange of ideas and projections amongst African and Asian scholars and activists. ...

Globalization and the Transformation of Planetary Rituals in Southern Sri Lanka

By A. Premakumara de Silva
2000
This provocative work is a study of religious change in southern Sri Lanka, concentrating on ideas and rituals surrounding astrology, specifically focusing on the popular ritual known as the Baliya. ...

The Pure Water of Poetry

A Newly Rewritten and Extended Version of the Author’s Most Important Critical Study
By Regi Siriwardena
1999
A study first published by the author nearly ten years ago. In it, Regi Siriwardena dissents from some of the critical assumptions about poetry that have been most influential in the twentieth century. This study is the fruit of a lifetime’s devotion to poetry by the author as teacher, critic, translator and poet. ...

Octet Collected Plays

By Regi Siriwardena
1999
This collection of eight plays contains all Regi Siriwardena’s writings for the theatre up to now. ...

Working Underground

The LSSP in Wartime: A Memoir of Happenings and Personalities
By Regi Siriwardena
1999
Regi Siriwardena spent five years during the Second World War as a young student and, later, teacher, working for the Lanka Sama Samaja Party which was then functioning illegally and underground. ...

In His Time Selected Tributes Mervyn De Silva 1929-1999,

70th Birth Anniversary September 5, 1999
By Bhawani Loganathan
1999
Several writers whose tributes are reprinted in this compilation have made their assessment ...
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