Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > History > SRI LANKA: Voices From A War Zone
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
SRI LANKA: Voices From A War Zone
SRI LANKA: Voices From A War Zone
Description
From the Jacket:

They were ordinary people - farmers, fisherfolk, businessmen, pensioners, housewives and school children - until a relentless war machine invaded their lives. These are their stories - stories of intense suffering but also of great courage, resilience and dignity.

Nirupama Subramanian, a journalist who spent seven years reporting the vicious face-off between Sri Lanka's government and the separatist LTTE, criss-crossed the towns and villages of a beautiful but ravaged island to uncover these 'little histories' as she calls them - of children forcibly recruited into Tiger training camps; of parents waiting for mass graves to reveal their bleak secrets; of people fleeing their homes in war zones only to become prisoners in refugee camps; of the families of the missing who still wait and hope; of women in the maid-trade bonded in virtual slavery in foreign lands.

Woven into these narratives are the larger stories - of a President, Chandrika Kumaratunga, elected with a massive mandate for peace but trapped in a war so intense that she was unable to make good her promise; and of Tiger supreme Vellupillai Prabhakaran, trapped too, but in a cage fashioned out of his own egoism and ruthlessness - one he never dare leave.

As Sri Lanka searches for an elusive peace, read this book to understand the price that Sri Lankans have paid for a war that has raged for over twenty years.

About the Author:

Nirupama Subramanian is a journalist who has covered Sri Lanka for seven years. From 1996 to 2002. She was based in Colombo as correspondent for the Indian Express and later the Hindu. She is now Special Correspondent of the Hindu in Chennai.

CONTENTS

Acknowledgementsix
Introductionxiii
1.Certain is Death for the Born1
2.Exodus17
3.The Shadow Line40
4.Victory Impossible56
5.Maid to Measure74
6.Like a Line Drawn on Water87
7.The Ghosts of Chemmani100
8.The Tiger-Trappers117
9.The Smell of Death133
10.The Body Monk of Polonnaruwa150
11.'Give us Your Children'167
12.The Tiger in his Cage185
13.Trouble in Trincomalee199
Afterword213
Timeline222
List of Acronyms226
Bibliography228

SRI LANKA: Voices From A War Zone

Item Code:
IDE669
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2005
ISBN:
0670058289
Language:
English
Size:
8.8" X 5.8"
Pages:
248 (Map: 1)
Price:
$32.00
Discounted:
$24.00   Shipping Free
You Save:
$8.00 (25%)
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
SRI LANKA: Voices From A War Zone

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 6575 times since 2nd Oct, 2008
From the Jacket:

They were ordinary people - farmers, fisherfolk, businessmen, pensioners, housewives and school children - until a relentless war machine invaded their lives. These are their stories - stories of intense suffering but also of great courage, resilience and dignity.

Nirupama Subramanian, a journalist who spent seven years reporting the vicious face-off between Sri Lanka's government and the separatist LTTE, criss-crossed the towns and villages of a beautiful but ravaged island to uncover these 'little histories' as she calls them - of children forcibly recruited into Tiger training camps; of parents waiting for mass graves to reveal their bleak secrets; of people fleeing their homes in war zones only to become prisoners in refugee camps; of the families of the missing who still wait and hope; of women in the maid-trade bonded in virtual slavery in foreign lands.

Woven into these narratives are the larger stories - of a President, Chandrika Kumaratunga, elected with a massive mandate for peace but trapped in a war so intense that she was unable to make good her promise; and of Tiger supreme Vellupillai Prabhakaran, trapped too, but in a cage fashioned out of his own egoism and ruthlessness - one he never dare leave.

As Sri Lanka searches for an elusive peace, read this book to understand the price that Sri Lankans have paid for a war that has raged for over twenty years.

About the Author:

Nirupama Subramanian is a journalist who has covered Sri Lanka for seven years. From 1996 to 2002. She was based in Colombo as correspondent for the Indian Express and later the Hindu. She is now Special Correspondent of the Hindu in Chennai.

CONTENTS

Acknowledgementsix
Introductionxiii
1.Certain is Death for the Born1
2.Exodus17
3.The Shadow Line40
4.Victory Impossible56
5.Maid to Measure74
6.Like a Line Drawn on Water87
7.The Ghosts of Chemmani100
8.The Tiger-Trappers117
9.The Smell of Death133
10.The Body Monk of Polonnaruwa150
11.'Give us Your Children'167
12.The Tiger in his Cage185
13.Trouble in Trincomalee199
Afterword213
Timeline222
List of Acronyms226
Bibliography228

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to SRI LANKA: Voices From A War Zone (History | Books)

Sri Lanka: Voice From A War Zone
by Nirupama Subramanian
Paperback (Edition: 2005)
Penguin Viking
Item Code: NAH362
$20.00$15.00
You save: $5.00 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Culture of Peace
Item Code: IHL048
$40.00$30.00
You save: $10.00 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Prize Stories (Best In The Indian News Business 2006-2007)
Hardcover (Edition: 2009)
Lotus Collection
Item Code: NAE495
$30.00$22.50
You save: $7.50 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Out of The Box (Watching The Game We Love)
by Harsha Bhogle
Paperback (Edition: 2011)
Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAH585
$25.00$18.75
You save: $6.25 (25%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
I have purchased several items from Exotic India: Bronze and wood statues, books and apparel. I have been very pleased with all the items. Their delivery is prompt, packaging very secure and the price reasonable.
Heramba, USA
Exotic India you are great! It's my third order and i'm very pleased with you. I'm intrested in Yoga,Meditation,Vedanta ,Upanishads,so,i'm naturally happy i found many rare titles in your unique garden! Thanks!!!
Fotis, Greece
I've just received the shawl and love it already!! Thank you so much,
Ina, Germany
The books arrived today and I have to congratulate you on such a WONDERFUL packing job! I have never, ever, received such beautifully and carefully packed items from India in all my years of ordering. Each and every book arrived in perfect shape--thanks to the extreme care you all took in double-boxing them and using very strong boxes. (Oh how I wished that other businesses in India would learn to do the same! You won't believe what some items have looked like when they've arrived!) Again, thank you very much. And rest assured that I will soon order more books. And I will also let everyone that I know, at every opportunity, how great your business and service has been for me. Truly very appreciated, Namaste.
B. Werts, USA
Very good service. Very speed and fine. I recommand
Laure, France
Thank you! As always, I can count on Exotic India to find treasures not found in stores in my area.
Florence, USA
Thank you very much. It was very easy ordering from the website. I hope to do future purchases from you. Thanks again.
Santiago, USA
Thank you for great service in the past. I am a returning customer and have purchased many Puranas from your firm. Please continue the great service on this order also.
Raghavan, USA
Excellent service. I feel that there is genuine concern for the welfare of customers and there orders. Many thanks
Jones, United Kingdom
I got the rare Pt Raju's book with a very speedy and positive service from Exotic India. Thanks a lot Exotic India family for such a fantabulous response.
Dr. A. K. Srivastava, Allahabad
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2018 © Exotic India