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This section contains notes to chapters of the book Dutch and British Colonial Intervention in Sri Lanka, 1780-1815: Expansion and Reform. The book examines colonial intervention in Sri Lanka, or Ceylon as the European powers named it, between 1780 and 1815, a period of worldwide revolutions and imperial change. It explains and analyses the emergence of the modern colonial state on the island, against the background of an increasingly modernizing world.

Keywords: British; colonial intervention; Dutch; European powers; modern colonial state; Sri Lanka



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