Professor (Mrs.) N.M.S. Silva

Professor (Mrs.) N.M.S. Silva




  1. The Iron Fence (Bay Owl Publishers), 2011
  2. Our Neighbours and Other Stories (Vijitha Yapa Publishers), 2010.
  3. The Rolled Back Beach (Zeus Publishers), 2009.
  4. The Gendered Nation: Contemporary Writings from South Asia (Sage: New Delhi, London and Thousand Oaks, USA), 2004.


  1. Feminists Under Fire: Exchanges: A Comparative Study of Women in Conflict Zones- Sri Lanka and the former Yugoslavia,
  2. Wenona Giles, Edith Klein, Malathi de Alwis, Maya Korac Djurdja Knezevic and Zarana Papic, (Toronto and London: Between the Lines), 2004.
  3. The Hybrid Island: Culture Crossings and the Invention of Identity in Sri Lanka, (Colombo and London: SSA and ZED), 2002.
  4. Across Cultures: Contemporary Sri Lankan and British Writing (Colombo: British Council), 2002.


Book Chapters and web documents

  1. Contemporary Sri Lankan Poetry-Chapter in forthcoming in Thiru Kandiah
  2. “A Piece of Soap: Representations of Peace and Conflict in Popular Teledrama in Sri Lanka” in South Asian Media Cultures Audiences
    Representations Contexts
    , Shakuntala Banerjee (Ed.) (London, New York and Delhi: Anthem Press), pp. 163-180, 2010.
  3. The Encyclopedia of Asian Theatre, Leiter, Samuel L. (Ed.). Vols. 1 and 2 (Westport Connecticut and London: Greenwood Press)
  4. The Politics of Intermarriage in Sri Lanka in an area of Conflict’ in Women Facing War: Feminist Exchanges Across War Zones, Sri Lanka , Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia , and the FR Yugoslavia , Wenona Giles, Maja Korac, Malathi de Alwis, Neluka Silva, Zarana Papic and Djurdja Knezevic (Eds.),(Toronto and US: Between the Lines  and Kumarian). Pp. 147-156. 2004
  5. Interview with Amitav Ghosh (with Alex Tickell) in Amitav Ghosh: Critical Perspectives, Brinda Bose (Ed.) (Delhi: Pencraft International). 2003
  6. “The Politics of Repression and Resistance in Salman Rushdie’s Shame” in Salman Rushdie: New Critical Insights Rajeswar Mittapalli and Joel Kuortti (Eds.) (New Delhi: Atlantic), pp. 150-170. 2003
  7. Introduction: The Hybrid Island in The Hybrid Island: Culture Crossings and the Invention of Identity in Sri Lanka, Neluka Silva (Ed.) (Colombo and London: SSA and Zed Books), pp. i-vii. 2002
  8. “Situating the Hybrid ‘Other’ in an Era of Conflict: Representation of the Burgher in Contemporary Writings in English” in The Hybrid Island: Culture Crossings and the Invention of Identity in Sri Lanka, Neluka Silva (Ed.) (Colombo and London: SSA and Zed Books),pp. 104-126.2002
  9. “Everyone was Vaguely Related”: Hybridity and the Politics of Race in Sri Lankan Literary Discourses in English’ in Literature and  Racial Ambiguity, Teresa Hubel and Neil Brooks (Eds.), David Bevan( General Editor) ( Rodopi Perspectives on Modern Literature, Rodopi Press, Netherlands and US), pp. 27-44. 2002
  10. “The Angst of Identity: Ernest MacIntyre’s Rasanayagam’s Last Riot” in Across Cultures: Issues of Identity in Contemporary British and Sri Lankan Writing,Neluka Silva and Rajiva Wijesinha (Eds.), (Colombo: British Council),pp. 73-80.2001


Refereed Journal articles

  1. Ambiguities and Certainties: Ernest MacIntyre’s Rasanayagam’s Last Riot and He STILL Comes from Jaffna, University of Colombo Review, 2008.
  2. Cultural Resources for Peace: Teledrama and Conflict Transformation in Sri Lankan Society’ in Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writings, Vol. 5. No. 2, pp. 126-146,2005
  3. “Shameless Women: Repression and Resistance in We Sinful Women: Contemporary Urdu Feminist Poetry” in Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism. Volume 3. Number 2, 2003, pp. 28-51, 2005


Conference papers

  1. Bilingualism and its Advantages for the Cognitive Development of Children’- presentation for the Fulbright Alumni Association of Sri Lanka. February 2007.
  2. ‘The Hybrid “Other”: The Politics of Race and Gender in the Representation of Rosie in R.K.Narayan’s The Guide’ paper presented at an International Seminar on the work of R.K.Narayan, Department of English, and University of Mysore, India. March 2007.
  3. “Walking into the Future” Presentation at Women Without Borders Conference, Austria 2005
  4. “Sri Lankan Writing in English” presented at the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, 2005.