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Inside An Elusive Mind: Prabhakaran

Inside An Elusive Mind: Prabhakaran
Item Code: IDF334
Author: M.R. Narayan Swamy
Publisher: Konark Publishers
Edition: 2003
ISBN: 8122006574
Pages: 312 (B & W Illus: 12)
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 8.6" X 5.5"
From the Jacket:

Twenty years after he took measured steps into the world of violent sub-nationalism, Velupillai Prabhakaran of Sri Lanka has become of the world's most ruthless separatist leaders. not even 50 yet, he is unrivaled in his sinister influence over a nation's fate. since 1983 he has lorded over a secessionist movement that has lead to at least a dozen cold-blooded political assassinations, several internecine murders, ten of suicide bombings and over 60,000 deaths even as it has created perhaps the world's most well-oiled fighting apparatus that would qualify as a de facto military anywhere.

Prabhakaran's fiercely loyal outfit Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, or LTTE, has been fighting to carve a separate Tamil nation out of the tropical Indian Ocean island nation of Sri Lanka. The LTTE has been designated a terrorist organization or put on the terror list in countries ranging from the United States to India. Prabhakaran himself is one of the most wanted men in the world.

About the Author:

M.R. Narayan Swamy has been a jounalist for 25 years. he began his career in 1978 with the UNI, one of India's two mainline news agencies, and later joined the AFP, the international French-English news agency. He currently works with the Indo-Asian News Service in New Delhi. Narayan Swamy has been a veteran observer of Sri Lanka since the inception of the insurgency in 1983 and has closely followed Prabhakaran's career. His first book, Tigers of Lanka, was widely acclaimed for the meticulous account for the meticulous account of the separatist movement in Sri Lanka.

this book is a result of over one hundred interviews in India, Sri Lanka, Europe and North America over a period of two years.

Experts From Reviews:

Riveting portrait of the man who leads the world's most motivated guerrillas - a gripping read.

- India Today

The most exhaustive and authoritative account of Prabhakaran.

- Deccan Chronicle

The definitive study of a guerrilla leader who has baffled the world with his daredevil exploits and sheer cunning.

- Daily News (Colombo)

Lucid, racy book.

- The Hindu

Chronologically sound and factually dense book unveils an intimate portrait of Prabhakaran.

- Asia Times Online

Jaw dropping... racy narrative.

- Hindustan Times

Revealing study.

- Indian Express

Fascinating book.

- P. Sahadevan


- Sunday Observer (Colombo)

Absorbing portrait of Prabhakaran.

- Business World

Unbaised account of Prabhakaran.

- Economic Times

Acknowledgements VII
Preface XI
Part 1
1. The Ambush 3
2. The Fissures 10
3. The Man with Black Legs 19
4. A Mayor is Slain 29
5. Liberation Tigers Born 35
6. Trouble in Tigerland 45
7. A Shootout and Arrest 56
8. India Saves Prabhakaran 65
9. The Gathering Strom 75
10. Black July 79
Part 2
11. India Begins Training Tigers 89
12. A Guerrilla Army is Born 94
13. Breaking Silence 101
14. War and Love 111
15. Reluctant Unity 117
16. Prabhakaran is Bitter 126
17. The Bloodbath 132
18. Goodbye India! 139
19. Peace Pangs 150
20. Gloves off 165
Part 3
21. War with India 185
22. Deep Underground 191
23. Ruthless Regimen 200
24. A Guerrilla in Glory 211
25. Rajiv Gandhi Assassinated 222
26. Premadasa Assassinated 231
27. Crushing Dissent 241
28. Jaffna Falls 249
29. A Savage Revenge 257
30. Peace? 263

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