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Losing Santhia : Life and loss in the struggle for Tamil Eelam - Ben Hillier

Losing Santhia

Life and loss in the struggle for Tamil Eelam

Paperback Published: 27th July 2019
ISBN: 9780994537867
Number Of Pages: 164

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On a small stretch of sand in north-eastern Sri Lanka 2009, the armed forces slaughtered tens of thousands of Tamils. The Tamil Tigers, who had waged a three-decade-long war of national liberation, were militarily defeated. But some of their ranks survived. Santhia was one. After the war, she and her infant son tried to reach Australia but were stranded in Indonesia. Santhia died in a Jakarta hospital in October 2017 aged just forty-two.

Sponsored by the Tamil Refugee Council, Ben Hillier travelled to Indonesia and Sri Lanka after Santhia's death to piece together her life. In this essay, she appears as an individual expression of a nationals fight for liberation. The essay is paired with a seminal document, Liberation Tigers and Tamil Eelam freedom struggle, written in 1983 by Anton Balasingham on behalf of the Tigers' political committee.

ISBN: 9780994537867
ISBN-10: 0994537867
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 164
Published: 27th July 2019
Publisher: Interventions Inc
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.8  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.27

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