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Nira Wickramasinghe

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Bio: 

Nira Wickramasinghe is Chair/Professor of Modern South Asian Studies and Head of the School of Asian Studies at Leiden University.

Research: 

Identity politics, everyday life under colonialism, material culture, and the relationship between state and society in modern South Asia.

Selected publications: 

Sri Lanka in the Modern Age (2006).
Metallic Modern. Everyday Machines in Colonial Sri Lanka (Oxford, New York: Berghahn Press 2014)
Sri Lanka in the Modern Age: A History, 2d revised edn  (London: C.Hurst,  in press)

Paper title: 

'Citizens and Aryans' in Colonial Lanka: Discourses on Belonging in the 1920s-1930s