A One day seminar on “Tagore and Sri Lanka” organized by the Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo, in association with the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies and the Centre for Contemporary Indian Studies, University of Colombo was held on 12 June 2012. The seminar was organized as part of the 150th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore. — at Lakshman Kardigamar Institute.
Neil DeVotta is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Wake Forest University, USA. His research interests include South Asian security and politics, ethnicity and nationalism, ethnic conflict resolution, and democratic transition and consolidation. He is the author of Blowback: Linguistic Nationalism, Institutional Decay, and Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2004) and editor of Understanding Contemporary India, 2nd edition (2010). His publications have appeared in numerous journals, including Nations and Nationalism, Journal of Democracy, Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, Pacific Affairs, Asian Survey, Civil Wars, Journal of International Affairs, and Contemporary South Asia.