The Broken Palmyra – The Tamil Crisis in Sri Lanka, An Inside Account has 17 ratings and 0 reviews: Published by The Sri Lanka Studies Institute, The Broken Palmyra, authored by four dons from the University of Jaffna, is an inside account of the Tamil crisis in Sri Lanka, which also touches on the general . Dr. Rajani Thiranagama (née Rajasingham) (23 February – 21 September ) was a A few weeks after the publication of book The Broken Palmyra, on 21 September , she was shot dead at Thirunelvely, Jaffna in front of her.

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Rajani broke ethnic and religious barriers and married Dayapala in It is a work that brought out the horrors of war through the voices of ordinary people. He is very much a loner and is not much of a public man The first nine chapters consisting the volume 1 of the book provide a historical background to the current Tamil ethnic crisis in Sri Lanka. Paperbackpages. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

The Broken Palmyra – The Tamil Crisis in Sri Lanka, An Inside Account

Furthermore, Mahatma Gandhi himself had explained that violence does have a place in Society. Despite all this, it was not totally immune to Sinhalese chauvinism. This book is divided into two parts, Volumes I and II. Life’s good comes not from others’ gift, nor ill Man’s pains and pains’ relief are from within.

Manoj Gangadharan marked it as to-read Sep 23, Thus, if one is to believe the contents of the Videos one must believe Snow implicitly. Books by Rajan Hoole.

No one has the means or the courage to protest — mostly in fear of the I. Jananthan Thavarajah rated it liked it Jan 07, In view of such a situation, for India to exhort full participation in what is portrayed as free and fair elections is a parody; especially because India itself is partly responsible for creating such political conditions in the community over the past five years. Pankaj Yogi marked it as to-read Mar 27, It attempted to analyse Sri Lanka in the context of global political economy; of colonial, capitalist and imperialist expansion.


Good laws can over the years inspire a stabilising social consensus.

Remembering Rajani and Re-Reading The Broken Palmyrah

While we commemorate the life and work of Rajani at a time when the war has come to an end, in broke ways the Palmyrah is still broken. Because of their commitment to the people, they did not miss the cynicism of the LTTE which was all too ready to put civilians at risk by firing from civilian areas including hospitals and other places of refuge, such as the Kokkuvil Hindu College where civilians sought shelter.


Selvarasa Pathmanathan Anton Balasingham S. One American industrialist invited Swami to visit his newly built meat-processing plant. It was an exceptional time when the South too was marred by the internal violence of the second JVP rebellion, but the UTHR in the South became paralysed by the debate about whether human rights violations pertained only to the state or included non-state armed groups as well.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. At present Rajani’s husband and Narmada live in England. An appendix in the book is a powerful statement by fifty teachers from the Jaffna University signed on October 31st, in the run up to the Provincial Council elections and as a response to the call of the Indian High Commissioner for all Tamils to participate in the elections.

Retrieved 12 February After the completion of the intern, in she travelled to Haldumullaa small village situated near Haputale to work as a medical doctor. Thus even the sections of the Left which took on caste struggles could not adequately address class politics in relation to the national question.

The majority palmyrqh the left-leaning intellectuals amongst Tamils were also with the Communist Party Peking. Four names that are prominent in the book as it mourns their passing, either assassinated or broken by palmyrh tragic turn in Lankan politics, and leaving a vacuum in leadership; Vijaya Kumaratunga, Palmyrrah Muttetuwegama, Bishop Lakshman Wickramasinghe and Bishop Leo Nanyakkara. Once he lamented; “If we Indians could only spit in unison, we would form a puddle big enough to drownEnglishmen”.


Retrieved 18 April Pragash marked it as to-read Jan 22, The book would make highly recommended reading to scholars who wish to hear an account of Sri Lanka that comes from the heart, as much as to Sri Lankans who may wish to explore a new and refreshing description of developments there.

No highlighting, underlining, or notes. An inside account of the Tamil crisis in Sri Lanka, written primarily in the immediate aftermath of the October Indian offensive. Want to Read saving….

Remembering Rajani and Re-Reading The Broken Palmyrah | KAFILA – 12 YEARS OF A COMMON JOURNEY

It captured the arrogance and the hegemonic power of the Tamil elite over the oppressed castes, over the Muslim community, the Up-Country Tamils and the Eastern Tamils. Appendix I gives an impressionistic sketch of the fates of the various actors in the ongoing drama. Anyone who despatches this lunatic will earn the gratitude of the community and be regarded as a benevolent man”.

Sections of that statement are worth quoting at length as it also speaks to the current moment in the North and East where plmyrah are brokfn conflated with democratisation:. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. The chapter on the medical aspects of stress and suffering under conditions of war, makes a contribution to studies bgoken by the malignant effects of twentieth century warfare.

In describing their approach, Rajani, in a post-script written shortly before her assassination and published posthumously wrote: