Renamed Sri Lanka in 1972, Ceylon was the first of Britian's crown colonies in Asia and Africa to become independent. Though it was regarded as a model colony, conflict between the Sinhalese majority and the Tamil minority posed a major obstacle to self-government. Based on material from offical Britih archives, this two-part volume illustrates the complexities in the political and constitutional negotiations which culminated in Ceylon's independece in February 1948. This volume reveals how their island's nationalist leaders insisted that Ceylon's contribution to the war effort be rewarded by a pledge of dominion status. Part 2 of the work records developments up to independence. It reveals how a reluctant labour cabinet in the UK was ultimately presuaded and also how the independence settlement left the minorities nurturing misgivings.
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Book Description The Stationary Office, 1997. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Minor bumping to top two corners,otherwise the book is Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 005495
Book Description The Stationary Office, 1997. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Volume 2,has minor bumping to top corners.If ordering from overseas please e-mail for postage costs,for this 2 volume set. Bookseller Inventory # 003129
Book Description Institute of Commonwealth Studies in the University of London (the Stetionery Office), London, 1997. Original Black Cloth Hardback. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. First Editions. 1997. cvi+368pp, xxxviii+396pp, b/w map to volume I, index to each volume. As New. Size: 10" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # IndiaSriLanka01
Book Description Stationery Office Books, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # c16474