News Archive 2009-2018

Sri Lanka’s Epic History, Culture Illuminated in New Holt Book Archives

John Clifford Holt, Bowdoin’s William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of the Humanities in Religion and Asian Studies, has edited a new anthology that brings to life the epic history, cultural richness and political turbulence of the island nation of Sri Lanka.

The Sri Lanka Reader (Duke University Press, 2011), is one in a series of World Readers published by the press.

Reviewers have described the book as a comprehensive work that is “unprecedented” … one that “will undoubtedly become the standard collection of documents on Sri Lanka and its history.” Read more.