Learning Politics From Sivaram : The Life and Death of a Revolutionary Tamil Journalist in Sri Lanka
He started out as an active participant in the war against the Sri Lankan government - and was labelled a 'terrorist'. Yet he stepped away from ruthless violence. Instead, he became a high profile journalist in the Sri Lankan press, and used his position to fearlessly critique the government, despite repeated threats on his life. Finally, in 2005, Sivaram was assassinated.
This vivid life history also engages with much broader issues. It offers an intimate portrait of why an educated man adopts a position of supporting violence.
- Paperback | 272 pages
- 135 x 215 x 16.26mm | 367.41g
- 31 Jan 2007
- PLUTO PRESS
- London, United Kingdom
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Table of contents
1. Introduction: Why an Intellectual biography of Sivaram Dharmeratnam?
2. Learning Politics from Sivaram
3. The Family Elephant
4. Ananthan and the Readers Circle
5. From SR to Taraki - a 'serious unserious' journey
6. From Taraki to TamilNet: Sivaram as journalist, military analyst and Internet pioneer
7. States, Nations and Nationalism
8. Return to Batticaloa
About Mark P. Whitaker