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Published by International Centre for Ethnic Studies in Colombo .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Sri Lanka
    • Subjects:
    • Ethnology -- Sri Lanka -- Congresses.,
    • Sri Lanka -- Social life and customs -- Congresses.,
    • Sri Lanka -- Politics and government -- Congresses.

    • About the Edition

      Papers presented at a symposium held at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Colombo, 13-15 March 1997; chiefly reflects the social aspects of cultural and political identity in Sri Lanka.

      Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      Statementedited by Mithran Tiruchelvam and Dattathreya C.S.
      GenreCongresses.
      ContributionsTiruchelvam, Mithran., Dattathreya C. S., International Centre for Ethnic Studies.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS489.2 .C85 1998
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 186 p. ;
      Number of Pages186
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL157574M
      ISBN 109555800332
      LC Control Number99933151


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