A Fascinating new perspective on the history of Sri Lanka The Geological Origins and Prehistory before Vijaya The Inscriptions and the Chronicles and the Indus Axis Who are the Sinhalese and how old is Sinhala? How did the Sinhalese become a majority? Origins of Tamils and their Language Who are the Tamils and how old is the Tamil Language? How did the Tamils become influential in Sri Lanka? Tamil invasions and the South Indian Connection From Hinduism to Buddhism including Buddhism in Jaffna The Origins and History of Muslims in Sri Lanka Foreign occupation and towards and after Independence The Rise and Demise of LTTE and Tamil Militancy Detailed answers to commonly asked questions on the history of Sri Lanka. Crown Royal, 696 pages, 487 photos and illustrations, coffee table size A/4 book in colour printed on 150 gsm art paper. ABOUT THE AUTHOR The author Anton Sebastian is an avid historian and has a personal library of over 5000 rare and antiquarian Books, some dating back to the 16th Century. A considerable portion of his collection relates to Ceylon (Sri Lanka). This book is a culmination of his research on Sri Lanka for over six years. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a Consultant in the National Health Service, UK. He has published several internationally acclaimed books on the history of science and medicine, and is a recipient of the British Medical Association Book Award.