Bookshelf

1 February 2015

Rohini Mohan
HarperCollins, 360 pages, Rs.499

Sri Lanka’s three-decade-long civil war tore communities apart, instilling deep fear and hate. In 2009, the Sri Lankan army defeated the separatist Tamil Tigers in a fierce battle that swept up about 300,000 civilians and killed more than 40,000. Rohini Mohan’s searing account of three lives caught up in the devastation looks beyond the end of the war to reveal the creeping everyday violence that comes after.

Life Amid the Ruins of Sri Lanka’s Civil War