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“A cops-and-robbers approach to history”- Review by Gananath Obeyesekere

Visakha Kumari Jayawardene. The Rise of the Labour Movement in Ceylon. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1972. Pp. 382. Review by Gananath Obeyesekere University of California, San Diego “The naive-Marxist view of the proletariat infuses the book in another way. The proletarians are the good guys, the British and the conservative Ceylonese elite (the ruling…