Sri Lanka

  • Rajiva Wijesinha


Uniquely perhaps for the Commonwealth, fiction in English scarcely existed in Sri Lanka before the sixties. The root cause of this was the nationalistic concern with details that dominated the country in the first few decades after independence in 1948: in public at any rate this led to a downplaying of English and of other aspects of Western influence.


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