Other books by Michael Roberts

Published : Oct 09, 2009 00:00 IST

Forces & Strands in Sri Lankas Cricket History

Publisher: Social Scientists Association 2006; pages 64.

It is a reprint of the chapter entitled Sri Lanka; the power of cricket and the power in cricket, in the Stephen Wagg edited Cricket and National Identity in the Postcolonial Age. The book has a striking collection of essays by such sports analysts as Brett Hutchins, Greg Ryan, Joh Gemmell & James Hamill and Sharad Ugra.

Narrating Tamil Nationalism: Subjectivities & Issues

Publisher: Vijitha Yapa Publications, 2005; pages 52.

Was A.J. Wilson a traitor? Michael Roberts analyses A.J. Wilsons controversial book Sri Lankan Tamil Nationalism.

Essaying Cricket

Publisher: Vijitha Yapa Publications, 2006; pages 372.

A rich collection of articles on Sri Lankan cricket and eye-catching pictures.

Sinhala Consciousness in the Kandyan period 1590s to 1815

The book makes interesting reading to those who attribute the emergence of distinct ethnic identities in Sri Lanka to the impact of colonial rule and consequent modernisation. Arguing that such a claim has been overly reliant on written sources, Roberts turns to verbal compositions, poetry, visual-iconic, kinesic and dramatic communications to establish the existence of a Sinhala consciousness, which predates British rule and which was implanted not simply amongst the political elite.

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