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Only man is vile : the tragedy of Sri Lanka

Author: William McGowan
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A journalist's account of his extensive travels in Sri Lanka and portrayal of the Sri Lankans who carry on in the midst of conflict and strife between warring factions of Sinhalese Buddhists and Tamils.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William McGowan
ISBN: 0374226520 9780374226527 0330326791 9780330326797
OCLC Number: 23940296
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 397 pages : map ; 24 cm
Contents: Return to Serendip --
Arrival --
Trinco burning --
Operation Wind --
Colombo I --
Colombo II --
Buddhism and the British --
1956: cultural revolution --
Polarization --
War --
The Sinhalese south --
Christmas in Batti --
Kandy --
Waiting for the soldier --
Prawn farm --
Jaffna II --
Mr. Crab --
Sri Pada --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: William McGowan.

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Beneath the superficial charm of Sri Lanka brews a complex struggle over ethnicity which threatens to turn this beautiful land into another Lebanon. This is an account of a society consumed by the  Read more...

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