Pirapāharan, LTTE and the Tamil Struggle: A Slanted Bibliography

 Pirapahran as Guevera -Pic by Tekwani
Young Pirapaharan and his wife– BBC pic
This abbreviated bibliography is incomplete and is directed towards (a) informing us about the role of the talaivar in the light of new evidence provided by Bavinck, Ganeshan Iyer, Rāgavan and Tekwani; and (b) providing background for the discussion of Tamil Tigress. One must, of course, also visit the UTHR web site. Michael Roberts.
 Courtesy of Colombo Telegraph
Ambalavanar, Arun 2011 “the farce of a Fake Tigress,”  http://www.srilankaguardian.org/2011/08/farce-of-fake-tigress.html
Bavinck, Ben 2011a “Val Daniel’s Introduction of Ben Bavinck and Ben’s Diary over the Years of Conflict in Lanka,” http://thuppahis.com/2011/09/11/val-daniels-introduction-of-ben-bavinck-and-bens-dairy-over-the-years-of-conflict-in-lankaBavinck, Ben 2011b “Sandwiched in between: Tamil Dissidents and Others in the Furnace of War & its Killings, January 1989-late 1990 via Ben Bavinck’s Diary,” http://thuppahis.com/2011/09/29/sandwiched-in-between-tamil-dissidents-and-others-in-the-furnace-of-war-its-killings-january-1989-late-1990-via-ben-bavinck%e2%80%99s-diary/
Bavinck, Ben 2011c “Pirapaharan as uncompromising killer prone to vengeance: testimonies from the Jaffna heartland, 1989-91” http://thuppahi.wordpress. com/2011/11/01/ as uncompromising killer prone to vengeance: testimonies from the Jaffna heartland, 1989-91

Borra, Ranjan 2007 “Subhas Chandra Bose, the Indian National Army, and the War of India’s Liberation,” The Journal of Historical Review, 3/ 4: 407-439.

Iyer, Ganeshan 2012a “Military Training in the German Nazi Mould amidst Internal Dissension in the early LTTE, late 1970s,” trans by Parames Blacker, in http://thuppahi. wordpress.com/2012/01/30/military-training-in-the-german-nazi-mould-amidst-internal-dissension-in-the-early-ltte-late-1970s/.

Iyer, Ganeshan 2012b “My Notes on Experiences with Fellow-Fighters,” chapter 9 in My Entries on the Eelam Struggle,” [as trans, by Gobi Ponnuthurai for Michael Roberts].

Jeyaraj, D. B. S. 1997 “Pottu Amman in Jaffna,” Frontline, vol. 114/25, 17 Dec. 1997.

Jeyaraj, D. B. S. 2004 “The Conflicts Within,” Frontline, Vol. 21/7, 27 March 2004.

Jeyaraj, D. B. S. 2009 “Prabhakaran: Powerful Symbol of Tamil Armed Struggle,” 29 May 2009, in http://www.transcurrents.com.

Jeyaraj, D.B.S. 2011“Sivaji Ganesan: A doyen among actors in Tamil cinema,” 20 July 2011, http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/2586

Jeyaraj, DBS 2012 “Guerilla poet stands guard as sentinel at Jaffna Fort,” 6 Jan 2012, http://dbsjeyaraj.com/dbsj/archives/3516 … Plus three preceding items on same topic.

Kadirgamar, Ahilan 2009 “Interview with Rāgavan on Tamil Militancy (Early Years),” http:// kafila.org/2009/02/16/interview-with-ragavan-on-tamil-militancy-part-i/.

Kaarthikeyan D. R. and R. Raju 2004 The Rajiv Gandhi Assassination. The Investigation, New Delhi: New Dawn Press Inc.

McDonald, Hamish 2009 “Beaten by his Hubris,” 30 M ay 2009, http://www.smh.com.au/ world/beaten-by-his-hubris-20090529-bq7q.html.

Narayan Swamy, M. R. 1994. Tigers of Sri Lanka, Delhi: Konark Publishers Pvt Ltd.

Narayan Swamy, M. R. 2003 Inside an Elusive Mind. Prabhakaran, Colombo: Vijitha Yapa Publications.

Narayan Swamy, M. R. 2010 The Tiger Vanquished. LTTE’s story, New Delhi: Sage Publications.

Rāgavan, 2009b “Prabhakaran’s Timekeeping. Memories of a Much-Mythologised Rebel Leader by a Former LTTE Fighter,” Sunday Leader, 24 May 2009.

Ratnawalli, D. 2012 “are you saying LTTe were n’t a Lankan force?” Nation, 8 Jan. 2012

Roberts, Michael 2000“Sinhala-ness and Sinhala Nationalism,” in G. Gunatilleke et al (eds.): A History of Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka: Recollection, Reinterpretation and Reconciliation, Colombo: Marga Monograph Series, No 4.

Roberts, Michael 2004 Narrating Tamil Nationalism. Subjectivities & Issues, Colombo: Vijitha Yapa Publications.

Roberts, Michael 2005 “Saivite Symbolism, Sacrifice and Tamil Tiger Rites,” Social Analysis 49: 67-93.

Roberts, Michael 2006 “The Tamil Movement for Eelam,” E-Bulletin of the International Sociological Association No. 4, July 2006, pp. 12-24 [reprinted in Roberts, Fire and Storm, Colombo, Yapa, 2010, pp. 203-18].

Roberts, Michael 2010a “Hitler, Nationalism, Sacrifice: Koenigsberg and Beyond … Towards the Tamil Tigers,” in http://thuppahis.com/2010/03/19/hitler-nationalism-sacrifice-koenigsberg-and-beyond-%e2%80%a6-towards-the-tamil-tigers/.

Roberts, Michael 2010b “ Killing Rajiv Gandhi: Dhanu’s Sacrifical Metamorphosis in Death?” http://transcurrents.com/tc/2010/01/killing_rajiv_gandhi_dhanus_sa.html … As ABSTRACT for original article in South Asian History and Culture 4: 25-41.

Roberts, Michael 2010c Fire and Storm: Colombo: Vijitha Yapa Publications,

Roberts, Michael 2011 “Cricket as Protest Arena: Tamil Incursions,” in Roberts, Incursions and Excursions in and around Sri Lankan Cricket, Colombo: Author, distributed by Vijitha Yapa Publications, pp. 77-110.

Roberts, Michael 2012a “Inspirations: Hero Figures and Hitler in Young Pirapāharan’s Thinking,” http://colombotelegraph.com/2012/02/10/inspirations-hero-figures-and-hitler-in-young-pirapaharans-thinking/…. MANY BLOG COMMENTS

Roberts, Michael 2012b “Inspirations: Hero Figures and Hitler in Young Pirapāharan’s Thinking,” http://thuppahis.com/2012/02/13/inspirations-hero-figures-and-hitler-in-young-pirapaharans-thinking/

Sabaratnam, T. 2003 Pirapāharan, [a biography in chapter segments] serialised in http://www. sangam.org/index_orig.html.

Sarvananthan, M. 2011 “Outing a Counterfeit Guerrilla: A tale of lies by Tamil Tigress Niromi de Soyza,” http://groundviews.org/2011/11/19/outing-a-counterfeit-guerrilla-a-tale-of-lies-by-tamil-tigress-niromi-de-soyza/

Schalk, Peter 1997a “Resistance and Martyrdom in the process of state formation of Tamililam,” in Joyce Pettigrew (ed.) Martyrdom and Political Resistance, Amsterdam: VU Press, 1997, pp. 61-84.

Schalk, Peter 1997b “Historisation of the Martial Ideology of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE),” South Asia 20: 35-72.

Sivarajah, A. 1996 Politics of Tamil Nationalism in Sri Lanka, New Delhi: South Asian Publishers.

Spittel, Gloria “Keeping the Cause Alive: The Post-LTTE Tamil Eelam Support Network,” http://thuppahis.com/2010/11/29/keeping-the-cause-alive-the-post-ltte-tamileelam-support-network/

Tekwani, Shyam 2009 ‘The Man who destroyed Eelam,” http://www.tehelka.com/home /20090523/default.asp.

Thottam, Jyoti 2009 “Prabhakaran: The Life and Death of a Tiger,” Time, 19 May 2009, http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1899590,00.html.


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