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Free at Last in Paradise: A Historical Novel on Sri Lanka

Guruge, Ananda W. P.

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ISBN 10: 074140091X / ISBN 13: 9780741400918
Editorial: Buy Books on the Web.com 1998-01-01, 1998
Usado Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa blanda
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074140091X Soft cover book that has very little wear to exterior. Binding is tight and text is clean throughout. Fast Shipper. N° de ref. de la librería Z147080

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Título: Free at Last in Paradise: A Historical Novel...

Editorial: Buy Books on the Web.com 1998-01-01

Año de publicación: 1998

Encuadernación: Paperback

Condición del libro:Very Good

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A peek into the social, political, religious, and cultural evolutions of modern Sri Lanka (Ceylon), this fictional autobiography spans a century of upheavals, culminating in the country's independence from the British in 1948. A British reviewer says, "The curtain is drawn on astounding intricacies of Ceylonese social life to which only Guruge with his extensive national and international experience could be privy." An American reader calls the novel "a magnum opus, a masterpiece from any angle. Elegant style, eloquent language, relentless tempo, exciting and almost galloping, never boring, most educational--A great intellectual and emotional experience."

About the Author:

Ananda Weihena Palliya Guruge, Ph.D., D. Lit., is a national and international civil servant, scholar, diplomat and educator. Since 1995, he is Senior Special Advisor to the Director-General of UNESCO, as well as Dean of Academic Affairs and Director of the International Academy of Buddhism at the Hsi Lai University in California. Prior to that he was an Ambassador of Sri Lanka to UNESCO, France, and America. Author of over 40 books (in both English and Sinhala) on Buddhism, Asian history, and Educational Management, he has traveled widely in 93 countries.

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