Sri Lanka Literary Essays & Sketches

Sri Lanka Literary Essays & Sketches

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This anthology consists of articles on Sri Lankan literary works written (with a few exceptions) in English. For the benefit of non-Sri Lankan readers, something of the necessary historical, political and cultural background is provided. Broadening into the field of a€˜cultural studiesa€™, the volume includes comment on films based on, or relevant to, Sri Lanka. Published over several years (the first in 1989), the articles reflect changes in the Island and, therefore, in the concern of its writers. Section 2, a€˜Related articlesa€™, consists of a reading of Conrada€™s Heart of Darkness from a Buddhist and Hindu perspective; an examination of the term racism, and a a€œmeditationa€ on an aspect of the Sri Lankan exile experience. a€˜Sketchesa€™, the last section, contains two imaginative pieces and a factual, tsunami-related, incident. Altogether, this anthology will be of use not only to students of the Islanda€™s English-language literature but also to those who have a general interest in Asia and Sri Lanka.Much in this fictional work is based on fact: Mr Anandarajah, Principal of St. Johna#39;s College, Jaffna, was shot dead because he attempted to organize such a cricket match. The chasm of hurt and anger is so deep that when two individuals transcend ita€”Tamil Lakshman marrying Sinhalese ... died, makes Janani ( Kumarana#39;s daughter) accompany her father into a foreign country, and enter into an a#39;arrangedanbsp;...

Title:Sri Lanka Literary Essays & Sketches
Author:Charles Sarvan
Publisher:Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd - 2011-04-08


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