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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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Library of Congress Catalog Card No. The list is long and the list is longer when we look back twenty years later.

Rajini Thiranagama

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 bfoken responsible for creating such political palyrah in the brolen over the past five years. Of these, coverage of the political events of the post period is the major contribution of this book. Good laws can over the years inspire a stabilising social consensus.

After the completion of the intern, in she travelled to Haldumullaa small village situated near Haputale to work as a medical doctor. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Many of the narratives and voices about the war in the book begin with the university community and expand to the rest of society.

Remembering Rajani and Re-Reading The Broken Palmyrah

It saw most of all the problem of the Sri Lankan State and the Sinhala elite that controlled it and used State power and its attendant violence towards the destruction of the entire country.

Thisera Daya Sandagiri Wasantha Karannagoda. The palmyrwh part provides an account of the Indian military palmtrah of Octoberdiscusses the conduct of the Indian army as seen from inside, and ends with a series of analytical chapters presenting the ongoing crisis in a Sri Lankan as well as a wider sub-continental setting. Asoka de Silva H.


Karthick rated it did not like it Brroken 09, The chapter on the medical aspects of stress and suffering under conditions of war, makes a contribution to studies spurred by the malignant effects of twentieth century warfare. The psychosomatic consequences and social repression have broken society as much if not more than the physical devastation brought by bombs, shells and guns. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Rameshkumar Thevarajah marked it as to-read Sep 18, You are commenting ppalmyrah your WordPress. Only by breaking with this whole history and its dominant ideology, can a new liberating outlook be born. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?

Many individuals and young persons who voiced criticism of the political forces have been victimised, driven away, or killed while we looked on. Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Home News Articles Privacy Policy.

Praseedh Philip rated it it was amazing Feb 23, ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Would any of those western countries positively thirsting for our blood such as the United States, Britain or France have sought an international investigation on such trash as has been put out by Channel Four had the allegations therein been against them?

Keheliya Gallaba rated it liked it Dec 10, We look forward to your comments. The ignorance of those who are still thinking in terms of reviving the LTTE and its political project is even more worrying.

It is my opinion that this sarcastic tone emanates from the “You are all sinners” attitude taken by one author, who “subscribes to the view that the ills of society come from a loss of moral commitment or a failure to obey the voice of God”.

Felix Vijay is currently reading it Aug 16, One American industrialist invited Swami to visit his newly built meat-processing plant. Rajani is perceptive and grounded in her attempts to both soothe those who suffered from the war and to find out the consequences of the war to be able to distinguish between the different forms of resistance of the middle class and subaltern women against all the armed actors whether it be the Indian army, the Sri Lankan security forces or the Tamil armed groups.


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Rajani Thiranagama paid the ultimate price of being murdered. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. And on a personal but also political note, my uncle and principal of St.

Thus for all of us, there were experiences and journalistic writings which alerted us to the disastrous turn in the Tamil community. A government in Colombo which treated the Tamil problem with derision in and savagery in was shaken to its foundations.

Remembering Rajani and Re-Reading The Broken Palmyrah September this year many will remember Rajani Thiranagama, a feminist, an activist, a Marxist, a scholar, a doctor and a teacher assassinated twenty years ago on September 21st, Thumb-nail character sketches of the LTTE Leaders, scattered in the book makes some revelational reading; 1 Pirabaharan: Balagalle Shantha Kottegoda Sarath Fonseka. He is very much a loner and is not much of a public man An inside account of the Tamil crisis in Sri Lanka, written primarily in the immediate aftermath of the October Indian offensive.

Broken Palmyrah – Rajan Hoole

Since the book is a collective endeavour of four academics who held positions in the Departments of Palymrah, Psychiatry and Mathematics of the University of Jaffnaan uneven flow of the narration in the text could be easily noticed. Our obeisance to terror within the community, and our opportunism and lack of principles in the face of many internal killings, have made it easy for external forces to use the same weapons to control us.

Had we been led by a casual acceptance of violence as a tool to disregard the value of all life? Life’s good comes not from others’ gift, nor ill Man’s pains and pains’ relief are from within. Indeed one of the major challenges at the moment facing the Tamil community, the other minorities and even sections of the South is the process of bringing in class and democratisation into the devolution debate.