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Nira Wickramasinghe

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Nira Wickramasinghe is Chair/Professor of Modern South Asian Studies and Head of the School of Asian Studies at Leiden University.


Identity politics, everyday life under colonialism, material culture, and the relationship between state and society in modern South Asia.

Selected publications: 

Sri Lanka in the Modern Age (2006).
Metallic Modern. Everyday Machines in Colonial Sri Lanka (Oxford, New York: Berghahn Press 2014)
Sri Lanka in the Modern Age: A History, 2d revised edn  (London: C.Hurst,  in press)

Paper title: 

'Citizens and Aryans' in Colonial Lanka: Discourses on Belonging in the 1920s-1930s