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At the time of its independence in 1948, Sri Lanka-or Ceylon, as it was then called-was a torchbearer in social and human development among the newly independent countries of the Third World. Blessed with Nature’s beauty as well as bounty, the post-independence history of this pearl of an island has been partly episode, the author of the present book argues, have to do with the incapacity of a people to come to terms with a pluralistic polity and society in the post-colonical period. The present book surveys the island-nation’s colourful past and enigmatic present and seeks to provide an insightful introduction to the general reader about this multi-dimensional and significant nation of the South Asia.

Mohan K. Tikku has closely followed developments in Sri Lanka ever since he served as the Hindustan Times correspondent in Colombo through the IPKF years (1987-90). Apart from his extensive coverage including, he has reported on other areas of conflict including Afghanistan and the first Gulf war. He has been Programme, Paris, and a senior Fellow of the ICSSR in New Delhi.

 

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An Island in the Sun 1
The Lay of the Land 7
Defining the 'Nation' 15
In Good Faith 23
Faith Matters 28
Alienation of the Indigenous 33
Tissahamy: the Lone Ranger 39
The Kingdoms Come 43
High on the Hill 47
The Pilgrim Trails 54
Enter the Colonials 59
Arsons and After 63
What a Brew 69
Cash, Commerce and Conflict 78
India Calling 95
Calling India 106
Unmaking the Promised Land 114
Sirimavo's Grand Stand 124
Making of the First Republic 140
Case for the Third Republic 148

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Sri Lanka (A Land in Search of Itself)

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NAG033
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2007
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9788123751573
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English
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158 (8 Color Illustrations)
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At the time of its independence in 1948, Sri Lanka-or Ceylon, as it was then called-was a torchbearer in social and human development among the newly independent countries of the Third World. Blessed with Nature’s beauty as well as bounty, the post-independence history of this pearl of an island has been partly episode, the author of the present book argues, have to do with the incapacity of a people to come to terms with a pluralistic polity and society in the post-colonical period. The present book surveys the island-nation’s colourful past and enigmatic present and seeks to provide an insightful introduction to the general reader about this multi-dimensional and significant nation of the South Asia.

Mohan K. Tikku has closely followed developments in Sri Lanka ever since he served as the Hindustan Times correspondent in Colombo through the IPKF years (1987-90). Apart from his extensive coverage including, he has reported on other areas of conflict including Afghanistan and the first Gulf war. He has been Programme, Paris, and a senior Fellow of the ICSSR in New Delhi.

 

Contents

 

An Island in the Sun 1
The Lay of the Land 7
Defining the 'Nation' 15
In Good Faith 23
Faith Matters 28
Alienation of the Indigenous 33
Tissahamy: the Lone Ranger 39
The Kingdoms Come 43
High on the Hill 47
The Pilgrim Trails 54
Enter the Colonials 59
Arsons and After 63
What a Brew 69
Cash, Commerce and Conflict 78
India Calling 95
Calling India 106
Unmaking the Promised Land 114
Sirimavo's Grand Stand 124
Making of the First Republic 140
Case for the Third Republic 148

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