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Specializations: Social Transformation in Agrarian Societies, History and Ideology, European Colonialism in Asia, Post-Colonial State-building, Ethno-Nationalism.

Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri’s current research focuses on the politics and ideology in the Post-Colonial state-building in Sri Lanka. This research also attempts to locate the Post Colonial Sri Lankan polity in the larger historical context, especially with special attention to the evolution of a new social-cultural space in the region consisted of Southern, Western and Central parts of the Island.

Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri is the author of:

§ The Adaptable Peasant: Agrarian Society in Western Sri Lanka under Dutch Rule, 1740-1800 (Brill: Leiden, 2008)

Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri
Senior Lecturer in History (Visiting)
BA, University of Colombo; MPhil University of Colombo, Ph.D, Leiden University, The Netherlands

Department of History
Faculty of Arts
University of Colombo  

Tel. +94 (0)11 2500433 (office)

Email. nrdewasiri@gmail.com