Farmers, Traders, Slaves, and Princes: Retrieving Lives of Eighteenth Century Inhabitatnts in and around Colombo, Sri Lanka, by Dries Lyna
In this talk I will present the ongoing research project "Colonialism inside out" a Sri Lankan-Dutch research project, which has been running since 2017. The project aims at historical life writing, by combing macro-data from 18th century parish and census registers with qualitative data from legal courts, notary offices and church councils. The project brings in view the local farmers, Muslim and chettiyar merchants and Indian ocean exiles and slaves who inhabited Colombo and its surroundings.
A Comparative Muslim Societies Program - SPRING 2021 virtual seminar, co-sponsored by the South Asia Program