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Nobodies to Somebodies
Author Kumari Jayawardena
ISBN 9789559102267
Publisher Award
Pages 412
Size 14.5 x 22 x 3 cm, HB
Weight 775
Our Price Rs. 750.00
This study examines the origins and growth of the bourgeoisie in Sri Lanka during British rule-an important but neglected aspect of the country’s modern history. Also it assigns primacy to class over caste, and details the rise of the new-rich “Nobodies’ of many different castes, ethnicities and religions in to the ranks of the “Somebodies”. The book focuses on the rentier nature of the bourgeoisie and how they adopted Western culture and life styles and were basically collaborative with the colonial rulers.



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