A History of Sri Lanka

The literati of this period of the island's history placed much higher value on irrigation works than on trade, as we can see when we read the chronicles, the Mahvaṁsa and the Cülavamsa. There is very little mention of trade in them, ...

A History of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is an ancient civilization, shaped and thrust into the modern globalizing world by its colonial experience. With its own unique problems, many of them historical legacies, it is a nation trying to maintain a democratic, pluralistic state structure while struggling to come to terms with separatist aspirations. This is a complex story, and there is perhaps no better person to present it in reasoned, scholarly terms than K.M. de Silva, Sri Lanka’s most distinguished and prolific historian. A History of Sri Lanka, first published in 1981, has established itself as the standard work on the subject. This fully revised edition, in light of the most recent research, brings the story right up to the early years of the twenty-first century. The book provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of Sri Lanka’s development—from a classical Buddhist society and irrigation economy, to its emergence as a tropical colony producing some of the world’s most important cash crops, such as cinnamon, tea, rubber and coconut, and finally as an Asian democracy. It is a study of the political vicissitudes of Sri Lanka’s ancient civilization and the successive phases of Portuguese, Dutch and British colonial rule. The unfortunate consequences of becoming a centre of ethnic tension and Sri Lanka’s long-standing relationship with India are also discussed. Exhaustively researched and analytical, this book is an invaluable reference source for students of ancient, colonial and post-colonial societies, ethnic conflict and democratic transitions, as well as for all those who simply want to get a feel of the rich and varied texture of Sri Lanka’s long history.

Epigraphia Indica

... nām = ēva sāsitam nijas - vikramāt | 5 Tad - angabhūtam Lavapaprasādan dhura [ m * ] dharam vamsa - karam nfipāņām ( ņām ) samuddhțitā pēna rasātal - ārtāt ... Ed . ] 10 [ Read Okaras - cha yēna kļitah susārēna mah - åhavas - cha .

Epigraphia Indica

A list of the inscriptions of Northern India in Brahmi and its derivative scripts, from about 200 A. C., by D. R. Bhandarkar, issued as appendix to v. 19-23.

Language Planning in the Asia Pacific

The two chronicles, the Mah vamsa (possibly compiled about the 6th century CE) and its continuation the Culavamsa ... Sinhala literature in the mid-20th century, the Sinhala language became a popular vehicle for its new reading public.

Language Planning in the Asia Pacific

This volume covers the language situation in Hong Kong, Timor-Leste and Sri Lanka explaining the linguistic diversity, the historical and political contexts and the current language situation, including language-in-education planning, the role of the media, the role of religion and the roles of non-indigenous languages. Two of the authors are indigenous to the situations described while the other has undertaken extensive field work and consulting there. The three monographs contained in this volume draw together the literature on each of the polities to present an overview of the research available about each of them, while providing new research-based information. The purpose of the volume is to provide an up-to-date overview of the language situation in each polity based on a series of key questions in the hope that this might facilitate the development of a richer theory to guide language policy and planning in other polities where similar issues may arise. This book was published as special issues of Current Issues in Language Planning.

Epigraphia Indica and Record of the Arch ological Survey of India

... putte bhayav = ahitaraṁ beṁn - atte dis = adhipara sabhegaļań mutte jasa 11 Âdiya Chaļukya - vaṁsa - mah - ôdadhi - sasiy = enipa Vikramâmkangan Borthâdêvi10 ... 5 Instead of Chal ki , - in which the has the virdma , – read Chaļki .

Epigraphia Indica and Record of the Arch  ological Survey of India


Indian Antiquary

14 kân hatvá své ( svai ) ram = akâri vamśa - vipina - schhê ( chchhô ) dah Kurûņâm vibhôḥ 1 ( 11 ) Tatô = Rjjunad - Abhimanyuḥ tatah Parikshit 15 ... Dr. Hultzsch bas shewn the right reading , in his edition of the present grant .

Indian Antiquary


The Chronology of the Reign of Asoka Moriya

For a competent judgement of the following argument the reader can make himself acquainted with the res gestae of Asoka ... C ] Having killed his hundred brothers , alone continuing. 1 ) Dip . VI , 20 . 1 ) i.e. Tissa 2 ) Mah . V , vamsa.

The Chronology of the Reign of Asoka Moriya


A Corpus of Inscriptions in the Telingana Districts of H E H the Nizam s Dominions

... [ t ] -Tribhuvanamallo rājā Kākatyaayē * vamśa - sambhūtaḥ | prabala - ri21. pu - varg ( g ) a - nārī - vaidhavya ... dhana - mah - āhamkāra - Lamk ( k ) -ēśvaraḥ [ 7 ] * Hasty - ārõhaņa - karm ( m ) akarm ( m ) atha - gatim 28.

A Corpus of Inscriptions in the Telingana Districts of H E H  the Nizam s Dominions


Vidyodaya Journal of Social Science

Reading of this work before the public in the terrace formed part of the ritual at the Great stūpa . ... Although the work in Sinhala disappeared the Vimuttimagga was protected by the Great Elders of Mah āvihāra who handed it down by ...

Vidyodaya Journal of Social Science


Annual Report of the Archaeological Department of His Exalted Highness the Nizam s Dominions

P. SREENIVASACHAR , M.A. , Ph.D. ( LOND . ) ... ( 3 ) * Bābhūva tēșu pra13. thitam visud ( h ) dhai Rēcarla - got ( t ) ram Raghu14. vamsa - kalpain 1 tasmin = bali Dāca ... 3 Read tējö - nalē . four sides of the lower cube immediate to the ...

Annual Report of the Archaeological Department of His Exalted Highness the Nizam s Dominions


International Journal of Dravidian Linguistics

Desame cha vase Damda - samdhisā ( ma ) mayo Bharadavasa - pat hānam mah ( ( ) -jayanam ..... kārāpayati * ( . ) ...... p ( ā ) yātānam mani - ratanāni ... Translation On the basis of the above reading and proposed ijdi Vol . XXXIII No.

International Journal of Dravidian Linguistics