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This Divided Island: Stories from the Sri Lankan War

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Description for This Divided Island: Stories from the Sri Lankan War Paperback. The vivid and haunting story of Sri Lanka and its brutal thirty-year civil war, from one of India's best new writers. Num Pages: 336 pages. BIC Classification: 1FKS; 3JJPN; 3JJPR; 3JMC; DNJ; HBWS. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 129. .
SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2015 SHORTLISTED FOR RSL ONDAATJE PRIZE 2016 In the summer of 2009, the leader of the dreaded Tamil Tiger guerrillas was killed, bringing to a bloody end the stubborn and complicated civil war in Sri Lanka. For nearly thirty years, the war's fingers had reached everywhere: into the bustle of Colombo, the Buddhist monasteries scattered across the island, the soft hills of central Sri Lanka, the curves of the eastern coast near Batticaloa and Trincomalee, and the stark, hot north. With its genius for brutality, the war left few places, ... Read more

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About Samanth Subramanian
Samanth Subramanian studied journalism at Pennsylvania State University and international relations at Columbia University. He has written for, among other publications, the Guardian, the New Yorker, the New York Times, Mint, the Far Eastern Economic Review, Foreign Policy, New Republic, Foreign Affairs, The National and The Hindu. His first book, Following Fish: Travels Around the Indian Coast, was published by ... Read more

Reviews for This Divided Island: Stories from the Sri Lankan War
The best book on the subject and, what is more, a book different in kind from nearly all that have appeared this far.
Shyam Tekwan
This is narrative journalism at its most literary, diligently researched reportage presented with poetry and flair.
Shehan Karunatilaka
Like Philip Gourevitch's account of the genocide in Rwanda, ... Read more

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