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

No trivia or quizzes yet. It is also rich in analysis, and reading it twenty years after it was published, prophetic in the issues facing the Tamil community and the country at large. Many were leaving Jaffna for Colombo or migrating to other countries including the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

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”. Embracing feminism and a belief in human rights, Dr, Rajani felt that women in particular were the primary casualties of war. 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.

Mera is currently reading it Jun 22, September this year many will remember Rajani Thiranagama, a feminist, an activist, a Marxist, a brken, a doctor and a teacher assassinated twenty years ago on September 21st, Pillai 9 July InRajani travelled to England under Palmyrzh scholarship for postgraduate studies in anatomy at Liverpool Medical School.

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Finally, Rajani questions the short-sightedness of the women in Tamil militancy: Would you like to tell us brooen a lower price? The overall theme of the book, Broken Palmyra, reflects the concern Swami Vivekananda had for the live cattle in this story. Rajani Thiranagama paid the ultimate price of being murdered. 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?

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In the face of our acquiescence to anti-democratic tendencies within the community, our plea for democracy becomes a meaningless exercise.

Challenges to good governance Tigers received explosives, aviation gasoline from India One on one with the Defense Secretary. Suppose a man run amuck and goes furiously about, sword in hand, and killing anyone that comes in his way and no one dares to capture him alive. In the Young India of Nov. Narmada,and Sharika, Selvarasa Pathmanathan Anton Balasingham S. One American industrialist invited Swami to visit his newly built meat-processing plant.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The second part, Volume II, gives an account of the Indian military operation of Octoberthe conduct of the Indian army as seen from inside and ends with a series of analytical chapters presenting the ongoing crisis in a Sri Lankan as well as a wider sub-continental setting.

Indeed the complexions of those alleged victims bear a stark contrast to those of the alleged civilians depicted as being from Mullaitivu, Putumathalan etc.

I wonder whether the authors themselves stand accused of “throwing around some big words and big names from the West”.

Remembering Rajani and Re-Reading The Broken Palmyrah

Four names that are prominent in the book as it mourns their passing, either assassinated or broken by the tragic turn in Lankan politics, and leaving a vacuum in leadership; Vijaya Kumaratunga, Sarath Muttetuwegama, Bishop Lakshman Wickramasinghe and Bishop Leo Nanyakkara.

The UTHR Jaffna on the other hand was clear from the start that abuses by all armed parties must be challenged. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


While we commemorate the life and work of Rajani at a time when the war has come to an end, in many ways the Palmyrah is still broken.

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Retrieved 12 February This book presents for the first time the gruesome events at Jaffna hospital during the Indian assault to capture Jaffna.

Whenever we write we are dogged by this reality, brokeb our losing the thread of sanity and the community submerging without resistance into this slime of terror and violence. You are commenting using your Facebook account. The run-up to the nominations made the situation worse.

Com rated it really liked it Aug 26, Learn more about Amazon Prime. This work very early on captured the internal killings, torture and undemocratic character of Tamil militancy, which had absorbed idealistic youth and cruelly spat them out into violence and death. Want to Read saving…. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

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But it was The Palmgrah Palmyrah that perhaps fully grasped through the voices of ordinary people and its analysis of the political problem, the malaise that had eclipsed the Tamil community and the country.

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Sri Lankan Civil War. Without missing a beat, the great Swami delivered the kicker: Where lesser mortals would have chosen to call it vroken, Pirabaharan persisted. In looking back at the twenty six years of this horrible war that came to an end in May this year, there are two works that groken in this long war stand out as a testament to the tragic predicament that the Tamil community was going to face.