Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
C. L. Jones
An outline of the history of the Island from 1505 - the arrival of the Portuguese and the Dutch - their activities in the Maritime Provinces - effects they had on the political economy of the island establishment of the British power in Sri Lanka in 1796 - defining a peasant economy - organization of the factors of production - how the land was organized to obtain desired goods - how the labour was organized - the relations of productions - the role of mediators theoretical problems - why the production system changed under the British and not under other European powers - the relationship between the changes in the economy of the Imperial Metropolis and the changes in Sri Lanka - the importance of monopolies in merchant capitalist system - the change of merchant capitalism to industrial capitalism - consequent changes in the system of production in Sri Lanka.
Hettiarachchy, Tilak, "Peasants In A Changing Economy Ecological Change Among the Sinhalese Peasants From 1796 A.D. TO 1909 A.D." (1978). Open Access Dissertations and Theses. Paper 5586.
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