Author : Asiff Hussein
Publisher : Neptune Publications (pvt) Ltd
First Edition 2013
Caste in Sri Lanka. From ancient Times to the present Day covers Sri Lanka’s caste system as it exists,& existed among the different communities of Sri Lanka. It is a multi-disciplinary study taking into consideration historical evidence, folklore, onomastics & physical anthropology among other disciplines. It is by far the most comprehensive work written on the subject.
Asiff Hussein, the author of this work, has an academic background in sociology & archaeology & has also written extensively on anthropology & linguistics. His more notable works include Sarandib. An Ethnological Study of the Muslims of Sri Lanka (Feb & July 2007 & September 2011),Zeylanica, a study of the Peoples & Languages of Sri Lanka (2009) & Ivilly Pevilly. The Gastronome’s Guide to the Culinary History & Heritage of Sri Lanka (2012). He has also co-authored Memos of Sri Lanka. Men, Memories, Milestones with Hameed Kareem (2006) & co-edited The Muslim Heritage of Eastern Sri Lanka with S.H.M.Jameel (2011).
Hussein was awarded a B.A.Degree in Social Sciences with honors from the Open University of Sri Lanka & obtained Merit for his Post- Graduate Diploma in Archaeology conducted by the Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya. He also holds a Diploma in Journalism from the Aquinas College of Higher Studies.
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