Vanni: A Family's Struggle Through the Sri Lankan Conflict

01 December 2019

Benjamin Dix and Lindsay Pollock

This graphic novel is set in a tumultuous period in Sri Lankan history, one that witnessed the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004, mass displacement of citizens and the end of a long civil war. It narrates the story of a Sri Lankan man, Antoni Ramachandran, as well as his family and their neighbours. The book captures, through great attention to texture and detail, the myriad ways in which their lives are brutally uprooted by war.

Penguin, 271 pages, Rs 799

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