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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Sharika is currently living in California, married to the anthropologist Thomas Blom Hansen and is teaching at Stanford University. Arunbabu is currently reading it Apr 16, Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Bfoken failed to comprehend the primacy of the national question in the politics of the island and left the fighting for the rights of the Tamils in the hands of the Tamil bourgeois parties. However, I find it difficult to agree with their paljyrah and psychological interpretations relating to the development of the Liberation Tigers.

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

This being the case, I feel that the authors have been too harsh in their criticism on the disunity among the Tamil rebels. Many of the narratives and voices about the war in the book begin with the university community and expand to the rest of society.

Rony marked it as to-read Apr 04, Thus even the sections of the Left which took on caste struggles could not adequately address class politics in relation to the national question. More importantly we would have come out a united and strengthened community” p.

He could also converse ably on philosophical subjects. Rajasundaram, the moving force behind Ghandiyam who was arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act and massacred during the second Welikade prison massacre in July There she launched a major international campaign for the release of her sister palmydah was imprisoned in under Sri Lanka’s Prevention of Terrorism Act. Felix Vijay is currently reading it Pakmyrah 16, It set out an analysis of the causes and consequences of this paljyrah war which generations of Lankans will be condemned to endure.

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Isindu Eesara added it Oct 29, Also, one could perceive a subtle sarcastic tone by the authors about the use and interpreted abuse of Hindu religious symbols by the LTTE militants in Jaffna.

Why were the revelations of crimes against humanity reported by known Tamil academics of Jaffna ignored so wholly while the wild allegations made by the unknown Caucasian Snow from thousands of miles away gave rise to an ever increasing uproar?

If there is hope for Lanka it has to be built on the commitment and principles of such leaders as well as less known thousands of individuals who struggled to maintain sanity in a society devastated by war. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Trivia About The Broken Palmyr Sudhan marked it as to-read Sep 23, Email required Address never made public.

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Karthick rated it did not like it Mar 09, Bandhula Ekanayake added it Jul nroken, Inspiring, for despite the worst cruelties of war, it carried a message of hope, an analysis of possible ways forward and faith in the resilience of ordinary people. At present Rajani’s husband and Narmada live in England. This is a valid point and all the peace-loving Eelam Tamils also ponder about this disunity.

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Sreenivasagamsuresh rated it it was ok Sep 16, The laws that ensure fair play may come if trust is established between the several communities that people this island and democracy is re-established. While continuing to write and publish scientific papers, she also became implicated in grassroots organisations fighting for women’s rights and against the discrimination of Britain’s black people [4] and became involved in the international campaigns of other liberation groups.

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Remembering Rajani and Re-Reading The Broken Palmyrah

Post was not sent – check your email addresses! It captured the voices that must be remembered as we mourn those who were decimated by the war and brokrn who are no longer with us.

But, if you send back the clean meat, bones, hide and the waste material from that end, can you retrieve the live cattle at this end? Their criticism of the IPKF or for that matter any of the other armed actors is not one of rejection but rather pqlmyrah engagement, continuously attempting to expand the democratic space by mobilizing larger and larger sections of the community.

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That place could have been anywhere in the world except perhaps a desert or snow bound place like Alaska or the Himalayas.

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, Sinthu Srikanthan marked it as to-read Jan 12, This is like giving equal punishment to the mass murderer, rapist, petty thief, con artist and the victim!

The book shows how an oppressed minority responding by eschewing principles and universal values, for opportunism and brutality, finished up in a state of utter weakness and hopelessness.