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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Bandhula Ekanayake added it Jul 01, It analysed not only totalitarian and fascist tendencies within the Tamil armed movements, but was conscious of the play of class, caste and patriarchy palmgrah these movements.

But in battle, they trusted his leadership as few others was trusted”. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Whenever we write we are dogged by this reality, fearing our losing the thread of sanity and the community submerging without resistance into this slime of terror and violence. 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 brolen firing from civilian areas including hospitals and other places of refuge, such as the Kokkuvil Hindu College where civilians sought shelter.

Books by Rajan Hoole. A few weeks after the publication of book The Broken Palmyraon 21 Septembershe was shot dead at ThirunelvelyJaffna in front of her house by a gunman while cycling back from work.

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

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. It very early on saw how the broader Tamil community in placing its faith on deliverance by an external actor such as India and not on its own politics was undermining its own aspirations.


The legendary Tigers will go to their demise with their legends smeared with the blood and tears of victims of their own misdoings. 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. For doing what she felt was right by the community, one of the authors, Dr.

Retrieved 22 November Narmada Thiranagama, Sharika Thiranagama. Indeed the complexions of those alleged victims bear a stark contrast to those of the alleged civilians depicted as being from Mullaitivu, Putumathalan etc. Since the book is a collective endeavour of four academics who held positions in the Departments of Anatomy, Psychiatry and Mathematics of the University of Jaffnaan uneven flow of the narration in the text could be easily noticed.

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We need a more active form of democracy than the public merely electing governments and then going to sleep and leaving the rest to politicians and lawyers. 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.

Finally, Rajani questions the short-sightedness of the women in Tamil militancy:. It captured the voices that must be remembered as we mourn those who were decimated by the war and those who are no longer with us.

Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: You are commenting using your WordPress. Their criticism of the IPKF or for that matter any of the other armed palmtrah is not one of rejection but broke of engagement, continuously attempting to expand the democratic space by mobilizing larger and larger sections of the community.


JaffnaSri Lanka. Mail Us – truth is a pathless land – Home. But without the restraining influence of a deeply felt social consensus, good laws can be broken with impunity by bad governments. The Broken Palmyrah does not fail to pay tribute to the many individuals and community leaders that toiled hard with a sense of commitment to the people. Retrieved 23 November 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.

There is a story, probably apocryphal, pqlmyrah the successful mission of Swami Vivekananda to Chicago in To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

They live unsure of their destiny, in terrorised silence — thanks to the acts of omission and commission by the I.

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Com rated it really liked it Aug 26, The UTHR Jaffna on the other hand was clear from the start that abuses by all armed parties must be challenged. This is the most notable contribution of this book to the history of Eelam Tamils. Asoka de Silva H. Those who befriended him in old times can perhaps claim a hint of loyalty that did not quite approach friendship.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Had we been led by a casual acceptance of violence as a tool to disregard the value of all life? Lists with This Book. Views Read Edit View history.