Grandfather’s Letters

by Perera Hussein Publishing House

$5.13

C. Anjalendran is the grandson of C. Suntharalingam – academic, lawyer and a member of independent Ceylon’s first cabinet of ministers

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The controversial Professor of Mathematics, scholar and lawyer from Vavuniya – C. Suntharalingam, was a member of independent Ceylon’s first cabinet of Ministers alongside D.S Senanayake, S.W.R.D Bandaranaike, J.R Jayewardene, J.L Kotelawala, Sir Oliver Goonetilleke, T.B Jayah, Dudley Senanayake etc. Resigning from his Ministerial post in an era of rising communal tension, he composed open letters to his grandchildren, venting his disenchantment, and decrying the direction that Ceylon’s newly gained independence was taking under the stewardship of her elected officials. These letters, serialised in newspapers over fifty years ago, present an insight into a version of events that contributed to our turbulent, recent history.

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Weight 0.19 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 13 × 2 cm

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Perera Hussein Publishing House

The Perera Hussein Publishing House was established by Sam Perera and Ameena Hussein in December 2003 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The main aim of the publishing house is to encourage Sri Lankan authors who will inspire, provoke and entertain.

Riding the crest of the new wave of high quality South Asian literature, our authors have gone on to win awards and be nominated for international prizes.