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Agile Hands and Creative Minds: A Bibliography of Textile traditions in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Srilanka
by Donald Clay Johnson
Listed under Textile Arts

The Break-Up of Sri Lanka: The Sinhalese-Tamil Conflict
by A. Jeyaratnam Wilson
Hardcover from University of Hawaii Press
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Buddhism Betrayed? : Religion, Politics, and Violence in Sri Lanka
(A Monograph of the World Institute for Development Economics Research)
by Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah, Lal Jayawardena
Book Description:
This volume seeks to answer the question of how the Buddhist monks in today's Sri Lanka--given Buddhism's traditionally nonviolent philosophy--are able to participate in the fierce political violence of the Sinhalese against the Tamils. 
Paperback: 203 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.60 x 8.59 x 5.55
Publisher: University of Chicago Press; (June 1992)
ISBN: 0226789500

Buddhist Learning and Textual Practice in Eighteenth-Century Lankan Monastic Culture
Buddhist Learning and Textual Practice in Eighteenth-Century Lankan Monastic Culture
by Anne M. Blackburn
Hardcover from Princeton Univ Pr
Colloquial Tamil: The Complete Course for Beginners (Colloquial Series)
by R. E. Asher, et al

The Chronology of the Early Tamils
by Pillai Sivaraja
(Hardcover - August 1984)

Encyclopedia of Sri Lanka
by C. A. Gunawardena
Hardcover from Sterling Publishers, LLC

A Guide to the Birds of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives
by Richard Grimmett et al.
Listed under Birds of India

In Defense of Dharma: Just-War Ideology in Buddhist Sri Lanka
by Tessa J. Bartholomeusz, Tessa Batholomeusz
Paperback from RoutledgeCurzon


Island of Blood: Frontline Reports from Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Other South Asian Flashpoints
Island of Blood: Frontline Reports from Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Other South Asian Flashpoints
by Anita Pratap
Paperback from Penguin USA (Paper)
The Kitchen Spoon's Handle : Transnationalism and Sri Lanka's Migrant Housemaids
by Michele Ruth Gamburd

The Mahavamsa: The Great Chronicle of Sri Lanka
by Douglas Bullis, Mahanama, Thera Mahanama-Sthivara
Hardcover from Asian Humanities Press

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Passions of the Tongue: Language Devotion in Tamil India, 1891-1970 (Studies on the History of Society and Culture , No 29)
by Sumathi Ramaswamy

Politics of Tamil Nationalism in Sri Lanka
by Ambalavanar Sivarajah

Tamil Nadu
by Raghubir Singh (Photographer), R. R. Narayan (Introduction)

Sri Lanka: The Emerald Island
by Devika Gunasena, Tissa Devendra, Arthur C. Clarke (Foreword)

Symbolic Heat : Gender, Health & Worship Among the Tamils of South India and Sri Lanka
by Dennis McGilvray

A Sinhalese Village in Sri Lanka : Coping With Uncertainty (Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology)
by Victoria J. Baker

Indian Mythology : Myths & Legends of India, Tibet & Sri Lanka
by Rachel Storm
Listed under Mythology

Postcolonial Insecurities: India, Sri Lanka, and the Question of Nationhood
by Sankaran Krishna

Society and Space : Colonialism, Nationalism, and Postcolonial Identity in Sri Lanka (Transitions : Asia and Asian America)
by Nihal Perera, Mark Selden (Editor)

The Work of Kings : The New Buddhism in Sri Lanka
by H. L. Seneviratne
Book Description: The Work of Kings is a stunning new look at the turbulent modern history and sociology of the Sri Lankan Buddhist Monkhood and its effects upon contemporary society. Using never-before translated Sinhalese documents and extensive interviews with monks, Sri Lankan anthropologist H.L. Seneviratne unravels the inner workings of this New Buddhism and the ideology on which it is based. 

Beginning with Anagarika Dharmapala's "rationalization" of Buddhism in the early twentieth century, which called for monks to take on a more activist role in the community, Seneviratne shows how the monks have gradually revised their role to include involvement in political and economic spheres. The altruistic, morally pure monks of Dharamapala's dreams have become, Seneviratne trenchantly argues, self-centered and arrogant, concealing self-aggrandizement behind a facade of "social service." 

A compelling call for reform and a forceful analysis, The Work of Kings is essential to anthropologists, historians of religion, and those interested in colonialism, nationalism, and postcolonial politics.
Paperback: 368 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.87 x 9.00 x 6.06
Publisher: University of Chicago Press;  (March )
ISBN: 0226748669

Creating Peace in Sri Lanka: Civil War and Reconciliation
by Robert I. Rotberg (Editor)
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One Sound: Traditional Buddhist Music from Tibet, China, Vietnam, Korea, Sri Lanka, and Japan with Book
by Paul Morris (Editor)
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War and Peace in Sri Lanka: With a Post-Accord Report From Jaffna
by Rohan Gunaratna
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