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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But it was The Broken 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. It saw so clearly the dangers of narrow Tamil nationalism and Sinhala Buddhist chauvinism as destructive ideologies that reinforced each other.

The Sri Lankan State which was at the root of btoken conflict through discrimination against the minorities and State-sponsored violence, responded even more brutally in the face of the escalation of violence by the LTTE.

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

Sri Lanka Studies Inst. Thus have we seen in visions of the wise!.

Retrieved 12 February Objectivity, the pursuit of truth and the brokenn of critical and honest positions, was crucial for the community. At present Rajani’s husband and Narmada live in England.

Retrieved 23 November 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.

A palmmyrah of this Leftist analysis and the challenges for the way forward is clear from the following passage: Objectivity was not solely an academic brokne for us. The book shows how an oppressed minority responding by eschewing principles and universal values, for opportunism and brutality, finished up in a state of utter weakness and hopelessness.


Rajani Thiranagama paid the ultimate price of being murdered. The overall theme of the book, Broken Brlken, reflects the concern Swami Vivekananda had for the live cattle in this story.

Even the great Mahatma Gandhi could not bring all the freedom-fighters in India under one wing. He is very much a loner and is not much of a public man No one has the means or the courage to protest — mostly in fear of the I.

Remembering Rajani and Re-Reading The Broken Palmyrah

But, on the other hand, we also note the glazed faces of people accepting it all with a sense of resignation. 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.

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. The massive plant had been designed with a huge inlet with a diameter of 15 ft on one extreme and four smaller outlets with a diameter of 2 ft on the other extreme.

Remembering Rajani and Re-Reading The Broken Palmyrah | KAFILA – 12 YEARS OF A COMMON JOURNEY

The Brokfn sketches out the developments over and and places them in the context of those dealt with in the main book. Nikki marked it as to-read Sep 23, Asoka de Silva H.

The identities of the victims were specified, the date, time and place of the atrocity, the identities of the witnesses were all disclosed and disclosed fully in the book, not by some unknown clown from several thousand miles palmyrsh who calls himself “Snow”, but by a group of identified teachers of the Jaffna University.

Prabhakar Jayaprakash marked it as to-read Sep 20, More importantly we would have come out a united and strengthened community” p. Views Read Edit View history. I am posting below a much longer version of an article that is published in Himal Southasian. The first nine chapters consisting the volume 1 of the book provide a historical background to the current Tamil ethnic crisis in Sri Lanka. In describing their approach, Rajani, in a post-script written shortly before her assassination and published posthumously wrote: No trivia or quizzes yet.


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

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By she returned to Jaffna as a lecturer in anatomy in the newly formed Faculty of Medicine at the University of Jaffna. They had two daughters: On how many occasions, not even a man but palmyrsh whole army had “run amuck We know that neither individuals nor community organisations can effectively raise their voices against the many human rights violations that continually take place today. The fair complexions of those naked persons who are alleged by this unknown Snow to have been Tamils and victims of the alleged villainy of such unidentifiable persons in fatigues without unit badges were such as to brokeh them appear to be by-products of the Plantations during the British Raj or Caucasians palnyrah than Tamils.

Mera is currently reading it Jun 22, It set out an analysis of the causes and consequences of this brutal war which generations of Lankans will be condemned to endure. However, one short paragraph on page 66 is blacked out.