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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I much like most boys romanticised the armed struggle which had its early rumbling during my childhood in Jaffna. The fair complexions of those naked persons who are alleged by this unknown Snow to have been Tamils and brokdn of the alleged villainy of such ppalmyrah persons in fatigues without unit badges were such as to make them appear to be by-products of the Plantations during the British Raj or Caucasians rather than Tamils.

But in battle, they trusted his leadership as few others was trusted”. Balagalle Shantha Kottegoda Sarath Fonseka.

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Com rated it really liked it Aug 26, Trivia About The Broken Palmyr It is a mixture of chronological summary of events and lecture notes in psychiatry, interspersed with “sermonizing to the sinners”. This being the case, I feel that the authors have been too harsh in their criticism on the disunity among the Tamil rebels. This is the most notable contribution of this book to the history of Eelam Tamils. Rangitha Kuruppu marked it as to-read Apr 18, Its prophetic potential is that twenty years later many of the themes it highlighted from the importance of democratisation, the critique of narrow nationalism, the dangers of militarization, the national question and class struggle, to the concerns of the Muslims and Up-Country Tamils, the cruel use of children in war, to the need for alliances with Sinhala progressives, seem as relevant now as it was twenty years ago.


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

In a documentary released worldwide inBrokenn More Tears Sisterproduced by the National Film Board of Canada[10] Rajani’s life and her legacy are brought to life. It set out an analysis of the causes and consequences of this brutal war which generations of Lankans will be condemned to endure.

I am posting below a much longer version of an article that is published brokwn Himal Southasian. Rboken reply Enter your comment here Lists with This Book. 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, One American industrialist invited Swami to visit his newly built meat-processing plant.

Kavitha Arulanandam rated it it was amazing Jan 18, brken It analysed not only totalitarian and fascist tendencies within brlken Tamil armed movements, but was conscious of the play of class, caste and patriarchy within these movements. The mass hysteria aroused by Channel Four among foreigners ill disposed 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.

They may take some time to appear. Even the great Mahatma Gandhi could not bring all the freedom-fighters in India under one wing.

Vihanga Perera rated it liked it Oct 07, 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. Refresh and try again. The chapter on the medical aspects of stress and suffering under conditions of war, makes a contribution to studies spurred by palyrah malignant effects of twentieth century warfare.


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Remembering Rajani and Re-Reading The Broken Palmyrah

English Choose a language for shopping. Notify me of new comments via email. Archived from the original on 27 September Volume I gives the historical background to the present crisis, concentrating specifically on the s.

Objectivity, the pursuit of truth and the propagation of critical and honest positions, was crucial for the community. Jananthan Brokfn rated it liked it Jan 07, 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 boken come from a loss of moral commitment or a failure to obey the voice of God”.

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

JaffnaSri Lanka. At present Rajani’s husband and Narmada live in England. Thus for all of us, there were experiences and journalistic writings which alerted us to the disastrous turn in the Tamil community. Would either of them have attached even a minute semblance of significance to such monstrous trash or asked for an investigation whether national or international had allegations been made against them on such flimsy material, with no identifiable witnesses or victims, no mention of the date on which or place where anything is said to have occurred?