Doomed King, The: A Requiem For Sri Vikrama Rajasinha


by Gananath Obeyesekere

Doomed King, The: A Requiem For Sri Vikrama Rajasinha

Price:  US$20.16   (SGD28.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 409 pages
Published:  2017, Sri Lanka, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789557743028
SB#:  059909 (804)

About This Book

On 24 Jan 1816, the captured king of Kandy was escorted on board the Cornwallis together with his queens, relatives and servants. Almost a month later, King Sri Vikrama Rajasinha arrives at the Vellore Fort in India, to spend his remaining days in exile. Thus ends the tragic tale of the Doomed King of Lanka. Using Kadaimpot, vittipot and documents from English servicemen, Gananath Obeysekere reveals a portrait of a king who was much maligned and betrayed by those he trusted. The Doomed King makes for fascinating reading where a master spy, a Machiavellian governor and an opportunistic nobleman together, bring about the fall of the Kandyan Kingdom.


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