University of Cambridge > > Wolfson College Humanities Society talks > Islanded: the British Empire and Sri Lanka

Islanded: the British Empire and Sri Lanka

Add to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Prof Jane Chapman.

This talk is open to the public

How did the British come to conquer South Asia? Answers usually start in northern India, not Sri Lanka. This paper considers the arrival of British rule as a dynamic and unfinished process of territorialization and state building, framed by the island’s traditions and maritime placement.’Islanding’ recycled traditions the British learned from Kandy, a kingdom in the Sri Lankan highlands whose customs fascinated the British.

This talk is part of the Wolfson College Humanities Society talks series.

Tell a friend about this talk:

This talk is included in these lists:

Note that ex-directory lists are not shown.


© 2006-2024, University of Cambridge. Contact Us | Help and Documentation | Privacy and Publicity