The Burghers of Ceylon

The Burghers of Ceylon

by Andrew Elsby


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The Burghers of Ceylon by Andrew Elsby

The Burghers of Ceylon traces the origins and history of the mixed-race populations of imperial Ceylon. It explains how, and why, those populations emerged, how they developed, how they were distinguished - and how they distinguished themselves - from the Europeans and from the native populations. It explores the components of burgher identity. The author also provides answers to the following questions. How reliable is the evidence of the Dutch Burgher Union's genealogies? How prevalent is racial misrepresentation, and what were the motives behind it? How were the mixed-race populations treated by the European colonial powers? What happened to those mixed-race populations when colonial rule ended in 1948?

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ISBN-13: 9781902086088
Publisher: CentreHouse Press
Publication date: 10/31/2014
Pages: 582
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 1.18(d)

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