The year after his marriage he
obtained his doctorate in Geology. From then he was Doctor Ananda Coomaraswamy.
The same year he was appointed as a Mines Research Officer in Ceylon. He was glad to be
able to go back to the land where he was born and where his father had lived and achieved
fame. He left for Ceylon with Ethel Mary.
Twenty-three years earlier ~e had left Ceylon for England with his mother. Then he was
an infant and the future was uncertain. Now after completing his education he was
returning to Ceylon with his wife. He was an officer in the Department of Geology. He was
on the threshold of a new life.
After a voyage of three months, the ship reached Ceylon.
Ananda Coomaraswamy was extremely happy. He reported for work the day after his arrival
in Ceylon. Though his job was geological research his path lay elsewhere.