The first part of this anthology consists of articles; the second part of reviews of books, and of two films, ‘I too have a name’ and ‘Butterfly’.
The volume aims to draw attention to certain aspects of Sri Lanka’s reality with the intention of stimulating dissent and discussion, and the hope thereby of making a contributing, however small, to what is termed the public good.
About the Author
Charles Ponnuthurai Sarvan (born Ponnuthurai), studied English Literature at was then the University of Ceylon. Shortly after graduation in 1961, rising ethnic tension made him leave for England. He is now a British citizen.
Sarvan obtained the Postgraduate Diploma in English as a Second Language from Wales; the degree of Master of Philosophy and that of Doctor of Philosophy from the University of London. Apart from several articles in international literary journals, he is the contributing Editor of English Literature: Introductory Essays and co-author of Readings in Poetry. His Sri Lanka: Literary Essays & Sketches was published in 2011; his Public Writings on Sri Lanka, Volume 2, in 2013.
Retired after having taught in London, Nigeria, Zambia, the Middle East and Germany, Sarvan now lives in Germany with his German-born wife (a published poet), his two sons and grandchildren.