A concise and up-to-date history of Sri Lanka, including significant attention to current conflicts.
Patrick Peebles is Professor of History at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
"[D]esigned for students in middle school through college and public libraries, will give the reader a better understanding of the world....[o]ffers a well-organized format and clear, concise writing." - Multicultural Review "Peebles presents the history of Sri Lanka in this volume that is part of a series aimed at students and general readers. Along the way, he integrates geography, economics, culture, colonialism, and Sinhalese and Tamil nationalism into the discussion, and describes the country's independence from Britain, ethnic conflicts, quality of life, the recent civil war and quest for peace, and the 2004 tsunami. Brief biographies of key figures are appended." - Reference & Research Book News