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Author: Bidisha Biswas

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/157180609X406544 International Negotiation 14 (2009) 121–147 Can’t We Just Talk? Reputational Concerns and International Intervention in Sri Lanka and Indonesia (Aceh) Bidisha Biswas * Department of Political Science, Western

In: International Negotiation

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/138537809X12528970165181 Journal of Early Modern History 13 (2009) 265-310 Th e Matrioshka Principle and How it was Overcome: Portuguese and Habsburg Imperial Attitudes in Sri Lanka and the Responses of the Rulers of Kotte (1506

In: Journal of Early Modern History

African and Asian Studies 6 (2007) 227-242 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2007 DOI: 10.1163/156920907X212213 African and Asian Studies A A S A Forgotten Minority: Th e Afro-Sri Lankans Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya * Department of Portuguese & Brazilian Studies, King’s College

In: African and Asian Studies
In The Genesis of Sri Lanka Malay: A Case of Extreme Language Contact, the synchrony and diachrony of Sri Lanka Malay are investigated from a variety of angles: Experts on South Asia, South East Asia, Creole Studies, Areal Linguistics, Typology, and Sociolinguistics all contribute their share to a truly global analysis of one of the most extreme cases of language contact, where the Malays changed the whole morphosyntax of their language in as little as just over three centuries.
The genesis of Sri Lanka Malay informs theories of language contact, language change, and 'creolization', as well as sociolinguistics, language policy and planning and a critical analysis of the 'endangered language' discourse.

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/157180608X365235 International Negotiation 13 (2008) 341–364 ‘Damned if You Do, and Damned if You Don’t’: Nordic Involvement and Images of Th ird-Party Neutrality in Sri Lanka Kristine Höglund * Associate Professor, Department

In: International Negotiation

Suicide and Internal Migration in Sri Lanka ROBERT N. KEARNEY* Syracuse University, Syracuse, U.S.A. and BARBARA D. MILLER Cornell University, Ithaca, U.S.A. ABSTRACT This paper examines the rise of suicide rates in Sri Lanka in recent decades and suggests that much of the increase is

In: Journal of Asian and African Studies
Author: de Silva

International Negotiation 6: 437–469, 2001. © 2002 Kluwer Law International. Printed in the Netherlands. 437 Sri Lanka’s Prolonged Ethnic Conflict: Negotiating a Settlement K.M. DE SILVA ∗ International Center for Ethnic Studies, Kandy, Sri Lanka Abstract. Negotiations to resolve Sri Lanka’s

In: International Negotiation

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/156853110X499954 Asian Journal of Social Science 38 (2010) 416–441 Suicide Bombers of Sri Lanka * Daya Somasundaram University of Jaffna Abstract The phenomena of suicide bombers in Sri Lanka share some similarities with but also

In: Asian Journal of Social Science

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/156921009X458091 African and Asian Studies 8 (2009) 222-238 A F R I C A N A N D A S I A N S T U D I E S Cross-Cultural Infl uences on the Language of the Sri Lankan Malays Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya Institute of Commonwealth Studies

In: African and Asian Studies
Women novelists of the Sri Lankan diaspora make a significant contribution to the field of South Asian postcolonial studies. Their writing is critical and subversive, particularly concerned as it is with the problematic of identity. This book engages in insightful readings of nine novels by women writers of the Sri Lankan diaspora: Michelle de Kretser’s The Hamilton Case (2003); Yasmine Gooneratne’s A Change of Skies (1991), The Pleasures of Conquest (1996), and The Sweet and Simple Kind (2006); Chandani Lokugé’s If the Moon Smiled (2000) and Turtle Nest (2003); Karen Roberts’s July (2001); Roma Tearne’s Mosquito (2007); and V.V. Ganeshananthan’s Love Marriage (2008). These texts are set in Sri Lanka but also in contemporary Australia, England, Italy, Canada, and North America. They depict British colonialism, the Tamil–Sinhalese conflict, neocolonial touristic predation, and the double-consciousness of diaspora. Despite these different settings and preoccupations, however, this body of work reveals a consistent and vital concern with identity, as notably gendered and expressed through resonant images of mourning, melancholia, and other forms of psychic disturbance. This is a groundbreaking study of a neglected but powerful body of postcolonial fiction.

“This is an excellent study that I believe makes a significant and timely contribution to the fields of postcolonial literature, Sri Lankan anglophone literature, diasporic literature, women’s studies, and world literature. It was a stimulating and thought-provoking read.” Dr Maryse Jayasuriya, The University of Texas at El Paso.