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The People of Ceylon

Description This monumental work about Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and its people makes a detailed survey of this Island country as t existed around 1947, soon after its independence from the centuries-old colonial rule. It gives exhaustive information about its geographical situation, climate Racial and ethnic composition of its people, social, cultural major occupations, administration, architecture, religious beliefs and cultural life. The author believes that despite political freedom, there is hardly any change or improvement in the cultural make up and mental disposition of its people. He is somewhat apprehensive about its future stability. The account is based on actual census and its statistics and author's minute observations. The account is informative and full of insights into the psyche and character traits of several ethnic group of its population.[edit]
Keywords Vedas, Aryans, Dravidians, Indonesian, Caste, Vanni, Bandara Vedi, Marriage, Sexual life, Dress, ornaments, Food Taboo, Sinhalese, Buddhism, Folklore, Colombo, Tamil, Jaffna, [edit]
Accession Number   BK-001215
Author N. D. Wijesekera
Year 1965
Script Roman
Language English
Publisher M.D. Gunasena
Custodian Kirpal Singh, Dr.
Length 22.0
Breadth 14.0
Completion Complete
Condition Good
Pages                         374
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