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Archive of Memory : Reflections on 70 Years of Independence

Author :  Malathi de Alwis and Hasini Haputhanthri

Product Details

  • Country Sri Lanka
  • Publisher HistoricalDialogue.lk, Colombo, Sri lanka
  • ISBN9786245313006
  • FormatHardBound
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2019
  • Bib. Info158p.
  • Product Weight940 gms.
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Product Description

Sri Lanka marked 70 years of independence on February 4th 2018. While there is much to celebrate in our overthrowing a 500-year yoke of colonial rule and embracing democratic politics, it is undeniable that Sri Lanka's post-independence trajectory has also been rather turbulent and bloody. Communal riots, youth insurrections, natural disasters and a protracted civil war have cast a long, brooding shadow across recent decades. Any reflection on our past must therefore acknowledge the positive advances we have made as a nation as well as question and learn from our less positive experiences. The Archive of Memory is a collection of 70 narrative fragments that offer compelling, personalized perspectives on these past 70 years. They recall significant moments in our post-independence history through mundane, everday objects as well as unique artefacts and souvenirs.

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