This select anthology of poetry brings to you representative works of some of Sri Lanka’s most respected poets. Written mostly after independence, the collection maps the trends and developments in the growth of poetry from the island nation. Drawn from Sinhala, Tamil and English, this anthology holds a mirror to today’s Sri Lanka, casting kaleidoscopic images of many hues. Poems that reflect a patchwork quilt of identities, human emotions and struggles. Lines that chart the eventful journey of a country in transition.
Rajiva Wijesinha, until recently Senior Professor of Languages at Sabaragamuwa University in Sri Lanka, is currently a Member of Parliament of Sri Lanka. He read Classics and did his doctorate in English at Oxford University. His writings include works of fiction, political history and philosophy. Recent publications include The
Limits of Love (the last work of a trilogy of novels on conflict in Sri Lanka), Foundations of Modem Society, Political Principles and their Practice in Sri Lanka, Liberal Perspectives for South Asia, and Declining Sri Lanka, which covers the recent political history of the country. His edited works include A Selection of Modem Sri Lankan Poetry in English and A Selection of Modem Sri Lankan Short Stories in English, besides Bridging Connections: An Anthology of Sri Lankan Short Stones, published by NBT, India.