Sri Lankan Tamil Nationalism

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Penguin Books India, 2001 - Nationalism - 218 pages
In This Informed Historical Account, The Author Traces The Growth And Transformation Of Tamil Consciousness In Sri Lanka From A Movement To Safeguard Cultural Identity To A Political Struggle For A Separate State. He Also Examines The Social And Caste Structure Of The Sri Lankan Tamils And Their Linguistic, Cultural And Literary Heritage. He Describes Their Political And Cultural Activity In The Nineteenth Century And The Expressions Of Rising Tamil Consciousness In The Twentieth Century.

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