A journey of the people of Ceylon (Sri Lanka ) through time from the Geological Epoch through the Prehistoric Ages, into the Mahavamsa Period and Beyond.
A new perspective on the history of Sri Lanka
* The Geological origins of the island * The origins and history of Muslims in Sri Lanka
* Prehistory before Vijaya * The Indus Axis of Sri Lanka
*Who were the Nagas * Tamil Invasions and the South Indian Connection
*History beyond the Mahavamsa * From Hinduism to Buddhism
*The Inscriptions and the Chronicles * Buddhism in Jaffna
*Who are the Sinhalese * Is irrigation an exclusive legacy of the Mahavamsa Kings?
*How old is the Sinhalese language * Towards and after independence
*Origins of Tamils and their language * The Rise and Demise of Tamil Militancy
* How did the Tamils become influential in Sri Lanka
696 pages 487 illustrations , tables and maps