Published in 1939, this book provides a comprehensive observation of Ceylon and the Ceylonese people. Covering topics including the rest-house; the Lord Buddha; the Lost cities; Sigiriya, Buddhist temples and the Jungle, the book considers the human geography of the island calibrating it with the diverse archaeology of the island, religious practice, and the British occupation of Ceylon.
1. Introduction to Ceylon and the Ceylonese. 2. The Rest – House. 3. The Lord Buddha. 4. i The Mahawamsa , or The Greater Dynasty. ii The Sulawamsa, Or the Lesser Dynasty. 5. The Lost Cities. 6. Sigriya, or the Lion Rock. 7. Some Buddhist Temples. 8. The Jungle . 9 Pleasant Journeys. 10. Index.