Betwixt Isles: The Story of the Kandyan Prisoners in Mauritius

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Vijitha Yapa Publications, 2006 - Kandy (Sri Lanka) - 360 pages
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On the exile of Ăhălepola, 1773-1829, a nobleman in the Kandyan Kingdom of Sri Lanka to Mauritius.

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Contents

Prelude
1
Interlopers and Aliens
7
Serendipitous Beginnings
20
The Maha Nilame
24
Rebels With a Cause
28
In His Fathers Footsteps
32
The Trailblazers
35
The Reluctant Leader
46
A Prince in Exile
169
Table Wants
180
In Medical Charge
186
The Health of the Prisoners
192
The Prince at Peace
212
Obsequies and Wills
226
Interpreter Mudaliyar
235
Superintendents
248

The Aging Noble
53
The Wily Ones
57
Rebellious Clans
61
The Smaller Fry
70
Follow the Leaders
76
Creature Comforts
91
Tuppotti and Toppi
104
The Abode of the Prisoners
117
The Maha Nilame Arrives
133
The House in Pamplemousses
148
The Commission of Enquiry
269
Epilogue
274
References
281
Index
331
Abbreviations used in Charts
342
Picture Photo Courtesy
348
Maps
349
Figures Plans
351
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