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How the British Learnt to Speak Sinhala

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How the British Learnt to Speak Sinhala

Post by කිත්සිරි ද සිල්වා on Mon May 14, 2018 4:39 pm

“Mehe Varen”, or Sinna Durai’s Pocket Sinhalese Guide (Romanised) Being a Sinhalese Translation of A. M. Ferguson’s “Inge va!”

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Post by Ethical Trader on Mon May 14, 2018 5:36 pm

Thanks.
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Re: How the British Learnt to Speak Sinhala

Post by slstock on Tue May 15, 2018 1:09 am

Happy to see this.


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Re: How the British Learnt to Speak Sinhala

Post by slstock on Tue May 15, 2018 1:10 am

Am very happy to see this post talking about an old book. (Old books on Ceylon was a hobby of mine)

"Mehe Varen" is an English translation of the book "Inge Va" which was first written by A(lastair) M(ackenzie) Ferguson.

Original edition ( 1st ed) of Inge Va is very hard to find now ( it is perishing). Mehe Varen by was translated into sinhalese by S De Saram and published by AMJ Ferguson company. I believe it later printed by ANCL ( Lake house) in 1940s.

Right now if one wants a cheap copy, the Indian publishing company AES sells reprints in Sri Lanka ( should be available at any major book shop) . Sarasavi should have it for sure.

Think the price should be around only Rs250 .It is small book.

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