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This front matter section of the book Dutch and British Colonial Intervention in Sri Lanka, 1780-1815: Expansion and Reform contains the table of contents, series editor’s foreword, acknowledgements, glossary, and a map of South and Southeast Asia. The book examines the colonial intervention in Sri Lanka at the end of the eighteenth century, when British rule replaced Dutch rule on the island. It focuses on the local reforms in the Dutch administration and policymaking on the island prior to the take-over and the various ways in which the British colonial government dealt with the Dutch legacy.

Keywords: British colonial intervention; Dutch legacy; Dutch rule; policymaking; Sri Lanka



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