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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Open Preview See a Problem? It would be interesting if Rao [who is said to be both literate and intelligent] could enlighten us as to where such an investigation could start in view of the facts that the alleged victims as well as the alleged perpetrators of the alleged crime are unidentified; the alleged place of the alleged crime is unidentified; the alleged date of the alleged crime is not given; and not one alleged eye-witness is identified.

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Rajini Thiranagama

Embracing feminism and a belief in human rights, Dr, Rajani felt that women in particular were the primary casualties of war. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. The industrialist boasted to Swami: Isindu Eesara added it Oct 29, In the search for their “truth in all its nakedness”, authors point accusing fingers on everyone for creating “the tragic mess” in Sri Lanka; Tamil political leadership from S. A snippet of this Leftist analysis and the challenges for the way forward is clear from the following passage:.


Rajani was at the centre of those who spearheaded the opening of the university following the IPKF offensive. Thus for food we take life, vegetable and other, and for health we destroy mosquitoes and the like by the use of disinfectants, etc, and we do not think that we are guilty of irreligion in doing so Clean, tight trade paperback with light wear to wraps. Rajani Thiranagama paid the ultimate price of being murdered.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. The run-up to the nominations made the situation worse. And on a personal but also political note, my uncle and principal of St. Regarding the intellectual drought currently experienced in Sri Lanka, authors state in one sentence; “Where the use of English has declined and wholesome alternative reading in the local languages is hard to come by, opportunities abound for charlatans within and without the universities who can throw around some big words and big names from the West” p.

It captured the arrogance and the hegemonic power of the Tamil elite over the oppressed castes, over brokfn Muslim community, the Up-Country Tamils and the Eastern Tamils.

Any involvement with them was undertaken only as a survival task. It saw so clearly the dangers of narrow Tamil nationalism and Sinhala Buddhist chauvinism as destructive ideologies that reinforced each other.

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Prabhakar Jayaprakash marked it as to-read Sep 20, It attempted to analyse Sri Lanka in the context of global political economy; of colonial, capitalist and imperialist expansion. Write a customer review. You are commenting using your Facebook account. A struggle that broekn, in its dawn, been fired by several noble ideals, and called forth courage and much sacrifice from young persons irrespective of group, had now reached a point where the community was powerless and voiceless.



It is to those individuals and communities that have remained resilient and kept society going despite the great losses that the Tamil community owes it future. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Would S N Silva, for example, have wanted palmyrwh investigation had there been a similar video depicting scenes from the banks of the Diywanna Oya? The book in looking for an inclusive vision of Lanka beyond the myopic politics within the Tamil community, also pays tribute to the many visionary leaders in the South who took up the Tamil question with sincerity.

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It deals with the anatomy of the Tamil militant movements and ends with an inside account of how the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord of July fell apart. 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

This being the case, I feel that the authors have been too harsh in their criticism on the disunity among the Tamil rebels. Archived from the original on 27 September One chapter deals specifically with women’s issues. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Venkataraman Rajiv Brokdn V. Many of the narratives and voices about the war in the book begin with the university community and expand to the rest of society. Silva Clancy Fernando D.

Meenu Karunakaran marked it as to-read Jun 20,