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Sport, Society, and Sri Lanka

MUMBAI, August 7, 2012 — Novelist Shehan Karunatilaka talks with actor (and former athlete) Rahul Bose about his prizewinning debut novel Chinaman, in which the game of cricket becomes an allegory for 60 years of Sri Lankan history. (6 min., 16 sec.)

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Policy
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