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The Many Faces of the Kandyan Kingdom 1591-1765 : Lessons for our Time

Author :  Ganananth Obeyesekere

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  • Country Sri Lanka
  • Publisher Sailfish, Sri Lanka
  • ISBN9789557743066
  • FormatPaperBack
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2020
  • Bib. Info200p. Includes Index; Bibliography
  • Product Weight300 gms.
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Surrounded by magnificent mountains, the city of Kandy, home of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth and the Royal Palace, was the capital of Lanka for about three hundred years. Gananath Obeysekere paints a vivid portrait of the kings of these great green highlands of Kandy, revealing a complex and advanced society every bit as violent as any other civilization. Focusing on kings Vimaladharmasuriya 1, Rajasinha II, Sri Vijaya Rajasinha and Kirti Sri Rajasinha, he brings the Kandyan monarchy to life, depicting them not as mythic figures but as real flesh and blood, larger than life characters who ruled over the last citadel of Lankan aristocracy.

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