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Sri Lanka Style

Author : Channa Daswatte
ISBN : 9781462906567
Genre : Architecture
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Sri Lanka Style showcases 30 of the finest traditional and modern dwellings in Sri Lanka. Reflecting its location and status as a hub of Indian Ocean trade from time immemorial, the tropical island of Sri Lanka has always been open to the movements and patters of world culture. Indigenous architects and cultural traditions, colonial incursions and the vagaries of living in a tropical environment have combined to produce a distinctive Sri Lankan architectural style: thick lime-washed walls, tall windows and doors, terracotta or granite tile floors, open pavilions and verandas, courtyard gardens, elaborately carved furniture and vibrant hand-looms. The Sri Lankan homes vary from private homes to retreats and resorts, all designed by the island's most creative architects and interior designers including some by the world-renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa that have never been seen before. These works demonstrate the essentials of the Sri Lankan spaces open to the elements and the natural use of space and decor, contributing to a palpable sense of peace and discipline. In addition, there are practical design ideas that can be applied to any tropical locale. Photographed entirely on location, Sri Lanka Style is an inspirational source book of contemporary tropical style.

Sri Lanka

Author : Royston Ellis
ISBN : 9781841623467
Genre : Travel
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The civil war has ended, 2011 has been declared ‘Visit Sri Lanka Year’ and all regions of this ‘resplendent land’ are now accessible to visitors. The island offers everything from snorkelling and sandy beaches to golf and hill country tea plantations; from game park photographic safaris to white-water rafting; from ancient temples and ruins to shopping opportunities in Colombo’s bustling streets. Author Royston Ellis combines experience with enthusiasm to help visitors get the most from this magical isle, with accommodation ideas to suit all budgets; from cheap guesthouses to boutique villa luxury. Watch the national cricket team while enjoying a cup of the world’s finest tea, admire colonial architecture or visit World Heritage sites; everyone will find something to admire in this enchanting ‘tiny teardrop’. ‘An engaging written companion with practical information of the sort only a resident could impart.’Book magazine for librarians

Insight Guides Sri Lanka

Author : Insight Guides
ISBN : 9781780055459
Genre : Travel
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Insight Guides: Inspiring your next adventure The lure of golden sands entices visitors to Sri Lanka, but this Indian Ocean island is also home to ancient cities, diverse cultures and accessible wildlife. Be inspired to visit by the new edition of Insight Guide Sri Lanka, a comprehensive full-colour guide, and discover all that this beguiling tropical isle has to offer. Inside Insight Guide Sri Lanka: This fully-updated new edition of Insight Guide Sri Lanka features stunning, specially-commissioned photography that brings this beautiful country and its people to life. Our Best of Sri Lanka highlights the country's must-see sights, including the old world charms of Galle Fort and the dramatic rock-fortress of Sigiriya, while descriptive region-by-region accounts cover the whole country from bustling capital Colombo to the lush tea plantations of the Hill Country and the beaches of the south. Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip, including our independent selection of the best restaurants. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-color print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travelers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. 'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine

Push Back

Author : Judith Large
ISBN : 9781783606573
Genre : Political Science
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In 2009, after decades of conflict, the Sri Lankan government proclaimed the decisive defeat of the Liberation Tamil Tigers of Elam. Subsequently, the state proved resistant to attempts by the UN and other international bodies to promote post-war reconciliation or reform. In this incisive new work, Judith Large investigates the ways in which the Rajapaksa government was able to subvert international diplomatic efforts, as well as exploring the wider context of rising Sinhalese nationalism, the attendant growth of discrimination against minorities, and efforts by both the diaspora and citizens within Sri Lanka to work towards a positive peace. Push Back is vital reading not only for those interested in Sri Lanka, but also for those concerned about the wider implications of the conflict for human rights, peace-making, and geopolitics.

Asian Development Styles

Author : Ralph Pieris
ISBN : 8170170494
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Dynamics In The History Of Religions Between Asia And Europe

Author : Volkhard Krech
ISBN : 9789004185005
Genre : Religion
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The conference volume of the Bochumer Kolleg “Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe” outlines the thesis that religion is not a homogeneous cultural phenomenon, but a dense network of diachronically and synchronically differing traditions.

1993 Citizens Report On Sri Lanka S Environment And Development

Author : Sri Lanka Environmental Journalists Forum
ISBN : UOM:39015034931983
Genre : Political Science
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Values And Life Styles In Urban Asia

Author : Takashi Inoguchi
ISBN : 9789682325649
Genre : History
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This book gives insights into the basic values and life styles of peoples of ten societies in East, Southeast, South and Central Asia. Based on data from AsiaBarometer public surveys of 2003, it examines human values and life styles of peoples in Urban Asia. It presents country profile and comparative analysis by well-informed scholars, reports of the entire questionnaires (both standard common English language questionnaire and local language questionnaires), the whole comparable tabulated figures by society, the sampling methods and sizes and fieldwork in ten societies.

Architecture And Nationalism In Sri Lanka

Author : Anoma Pieris
ISBN : 9780415630023
Genre : History
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The role of the home, the domestic sphere and the intimate, ethno-cultural identities that are cultivated within it, are critical to understanding the polemical constructions of country and city; tradition and modernity; and regionalism and cosmopolitanism. The home is fundamental to ideas of the homeland that give nationalism its imaginative form and its political trajectory. This book explores positions that are vital to ideas of national belonging through the history of colonial, bourgeois self-fashioning and post colonial identity construction in Sri Lanka. The country remains central to related architectural discourses due to its emergence as a critical site for regional architecture, post-independence. Suggesting patterns of indigenous accommodation and resistance that are expressed through built form, the book argues that the nation grows as an extension of an indigenous private sphere, ostensibly uncontaminated by colonial influences, domesticating institutions and appropriating rural geographies in the pursuit of its hegemonic ideals. This ambitious, comprehensive, wide-ranging book presents an abundance of new and original material and many imaginative insights into the history of architecture and nationalism from the mid nineteenth century to the present day.

Ethnic Conflict In Sri Lanka And Role Of Indian Peace Keeping Force Ipkf

Author : P. A. Ghosh
ISBN : 8176481076
Genre : Sri Lanka
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