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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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. It attempted to analyse Sri Lanka in the context of global political economy; of colonial, capitalist and imperialist expansion.

However, one short paragraph on page 66 is blacked out.

Venkataraman Rajiv Gandhi V. Their criticism of the IPKF or for that matter any of the other armed actors is not one of rejection but rather of engagement, continuously attempting to expand the democratic space by mobilizing larger hroken larger sections of the community. Jeffrey Grimes rated it it was amazing Feb 03, The newest voice to be added to this raucous cacophony is India, which has also indicated its purported view that an international investigation is called for, or made noises indicating that they too favoured such an investigation.

This being the case, I feel that the authors have been too harsh in their criticism on the disunity among the Tamil rebels.

Their analysis also went beyond narrow legalistic views of devolution and took on the challenges of democratising society: 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.

Many of the narratives and voices about the war in the book begin with the university community and expand to the rest of society. Thus groken all of us, there were experiences and journalistic writings which alerted us to the disastrous turn in the Tamil community.

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Sunday, 31 October read more Alexa Actionable Analytics brokwn the Web. As admitted by the presenter [one Snow] himself, the so called witnesses themselves have their faces so depicted in such a way that they are unrecognizable and their voices have been deleted and dubbed so as to deliberately conceal their identities!


Pragash marked it as to-read Jan 22, Non-violence is looked at in another chapter,which argues that apart from moral considerations, non-violence would have been cost effective as a means. 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.

How long could a military force that claimed to represent them retain any degree of real autonomy with such a weak base? Despite all this, it was not totally immune to Sinhalese chauvinism. 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”.

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. The list is long and the list is longer when we look back twenty years later. Embracing feminism and a belief in human rights, Dr, Rajani felt that women in particular were the primary casualties of war.

Dayapala was from a rural Sinhala Buddhist background. People live in fear. A government in Colombo which treated the Tamil problem with derision in and savagery in was shaken to its foundations.

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?

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.

Sreenivasagamsuresh rated it it was ok Sep 16, Those who befriended him in old times can perhaps claim a hint of loyalty that did not quite approach friendship.

The run-up to the nominations made the situation worse. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. But in battle, they trusted his leadership as few others was trusted”. The first nine chapters consisting the volume 1 of the book provide a historical background to the current Tamil ethnic crisis in Sri Lanka.


I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Sampath marked it as to-read Dec 03, This book is divided into two parts, Volumes I and II. Haran Hitchcock is currently reading it Jun 27, They live unsure of their destiny, in terrorised silence — thanks to the acts of omission and commission by the I.

I wonder whether the authors themselves stand accused of “throwing around some big words and big names from the West”. 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 text is supplemented with six useful appendices.

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Deva Sanjeev rated it really liked it Nov 26, Any involvement with them was undertaken only as a survival task. Dhana Sekar marked it as to-read Jan 12, If plmyrah are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Nidharshana rated it it was amazing Jan 21, The mass hysteria aroused by Channel Four among foreigners ill palmyrrah towards Sri Lanka and even some treacherous Sri Lankans who are ill disposed towards Mahinda Rajapakse, and care not whom else they hurt including their Motherland provided they manage to hurt one or more Rajapaksas, shows no signs of abating.

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. Views Read Edit View history. Sharika is currently living in California, married to the anthropologist Thomas Blom Hansen and is teaching at Stanford University.

Remembering Rajani and Re-Reading The Broken Palmyrah

Retrieved 12 February Unlike the parliamentary Left, broen had a power base amongst certain sections of the oppressed castes in Jaffna where pitched battles against caste oppression had been waged in the mid — s. He could also converse ably on philosophical subjects.

At university, she became actively involved in student politics.