Tamil Person and State: Essays

Michael  Roberts

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        Contents

THE LTTE AND PRABHAKARAN

CHAPTER 1.….Inspirations and Caste Threads in the Early LTTE … 1-43

CHAPTER 2…..Hitler, Nationalism, Sacrifice: Koenigsberg and Beyond … 44-68

CHAPTER 3…..Hero Figures and Hitler in Young Pirapāharan’s Thinking … 69-89

CHAPTER 4…..Tamil Tigers: Sacrificial Symbolism and‘Dead Body Politics’ … 90-100

CHAPTER 5……Killing Rajiv Gandhi: Dhanu’s SacrificIal Metamorphosis in Death? 101-31

CHAPTER 6…..Towards Citizenship in Thāmilīlam: The Tamil People of the North, 1983-2010 … 132-83

CHAPTER 7… …Blackmail during the Endgame in Eelam War IV …184-201

CHAPTER 8…..The Landscape of the LTTE’s Last Redoubt, May 2009 … 204-17

CHAPTER 9….. Death and Eternal Life: Contrasting Sensibilities in the Face of Corpses 218

CHAPTER 10…..The Tamil Death Toll during the End-Game, 2009: Challenging Rohan Gunaratna … 229-37

CHAPTER 11…..Symbolic Postscript: A Terrible Violence … 238-47

POST-WAR SCENARIO

CHAPTER 12…… Omanthai! Omanthai! Succour for the Tamil Thousands … 251-58

CHAPTER 13……Reading “Devastation”: Botham, CMJ, Ban Ki-Moon … 259-70

CHAPTER 14…..Crude Reasoning, False Images: Sri Lanka’s Refugee Camps … 271-74

CHAPTER 15……Turning Tiger Personnel into Lankan Citizens? … 275-91

CHAPTER 16……Misrepresenting the Sri Lankan War, 2009-2012 … 292-303

CHAPTER 17…..People of Righteousness march on Sri Lanka … 304-11

CHAPTER 18…..Incorrigible Watch-Dogs of the Human Rights World … 312-17

CHAPTER 19…..Visual Evidence: Torture Images on Channel 4 … and Weiss … 318-35

ASYLUM-SEEKERS & LANKA

CHAPTER 20……Tamil Migration within and beyond Sri Lanka … 339-47

CHAPTER 21…..Boat People as Blanket Categories … ­348-52

CHAPTER 22…..Aussies swallow Lies & Rajapaksas miss a Trick … 353-61

CHAPTER 23…..Deported from Britain: back to ‘Duress’

or Ordinariness in Sri Lanka? … 362-72

Bibliography for Chapters 20-23 on Asylum-Seekers … 373- 83

POSTFACE

CHAPTER 24…..Intolerance: Hues & Issues … 385-403

CHAPTER 25…..Mahinda Rajapaksa as a Modern Mahāvāsala and Font of Clemency? The Roots of Populist Authoritarianism404-22

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