In the Shadow of a Sword: The Memoir of a Woman Leader in the LTTE

31 December 2020

Thamizhini

Translated by Nedra Rodrigo

The writer joined the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam at the age of nineteen, and spent eighteen years working within it, including as the head of the women’s political-wing division. Besides focussing on her years as a combatant in the Eelam War, her memoir revisits her childhood, memories of state violence, participation in the 2002 peace talks and later life.

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