Thomas Meaney: Sri Lanka, 2 February 2017
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Chicago, 480 pp., £31.50, January 2015, 978 0 226 19907 8Show More
Tamil: A Biography by David Shulman.
Harvard, 416 pp., £25, September 2016, 978 0 674 05992 4Show More
The Seasons of Trouble: Life amid the Ruins of Sri Lanka’s Civil War by Rohini Mohan.
Verso, 368 pp., £16.99, October 2015, 978 1 78168 883 0Show More
“... of awe at the scale of the implosion. In The Seasons of Trouble, the young Indian writer Rohini Mohan offers a fine-grained account of the Rajapaksa years. Her narrative interweaves the fates of two former LTTE fighters, and one of their mothers, as they navigate their way through postwar Sri Lanka. She enters the minds of her subjects with ...”