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The Prabhakaran saga : the rise and fall of an Eelam warrior

Author: S Murari
Publisher: New Delhi : Sage Publications India, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the story of the man who defined the armed struggle for an independent Eelam for over three decades and who lived by the gun and died by the gun-Velupillai Prabhakaran. A home-grown guerilla who built the LTTE into a ruthless war machine and controlled its world-wide network from his hideout and ruled territories under his control with an iron fist; who defied the world and eliminated whoever came in his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Velupillai Prabhakaran; Velupillai Prabhakaran
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S Murari
ISBN: 9788132107019 8132107012
OCLC Number: 805163930
Description: xxiii, 362 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: THE ACCORD THAT FAILED. When Colombo Was in Flames --
Uneasy Peace in Jaffna --
The Deep Ethnic Divide --
Sympathy for Tamils, Not for Their Cause --
Delhi Cracks the Whip on Prabhakaran --
Battle for Jaffna and Operation Food Drop --
India's Vietnam --
IPKF's Strategy --
Jaffna under IPKF Rule --
Progress to North-east Provincial Council --
Enters Premadasa ... and IPKF Is Caught in a Bind --
IPKF Gets Quit Notice --
Jaffna---A Town in Transition --
Murder, Most Foul. Thondaman Averts a Crisis --
Uneasy Peace in North, Reign of Terror in South --
End of a Misadventure --
EELAM WAR II. Thirteen-month Honeymoon Ends --
The VIP Treatment --
Pathmanabha Murder --
Dismissal of Karunanidhi Government --
The Turning Point --
The Impeachment Drama --
India Hits Back, Gets Isolated --
Assassination of Premadasa --
Wijetunga's Uninspiring Tenure and --
CHANDRIKA ERA. Short-lived Hope of Peace --
From PM to President --
Short-lived Truce --
The Battle for Jaffna --
The Bloody Aftermath in Colombo. The Peace Package Diluted --
The Mullaitivu Attack --
Unceasing Battles --
Chandrika Gets a Fresh Lease of Life --
The Siege of Jaffna --
Devolution Package Falls Through --
Short-lived PA Government --
THE LOND AND UNEASY TRUCE. United National Party Wins on Peace Plank --
Prabhakaran in the Dock --
Prabhakaran Puts a Cat among Pigeons --
Peace Talks Begin --
Ups and Downs in Talks --
LTTE Opts Out, but Ranil Does Not Give Up --
A Missed Opportunity --
Chandrika Steps In, Norway Steps Out --
Karuna Splits LTTE --
Yet Another Split Verdict. When Tsunami United Lanka --
Post-tsunami Unity Crumbles --
THE LAST PHASE. Mahinda Wins, with a Little Help from the LTTE --
Undeclared War --
Operation Watershed --
Accord Eludes Geneva II --
Mahinda Strengthens His Hands --
Goodbye Bala! --
LTTE Takes to Wings --
Tit-for-tat Air Raids --
Echo in Tamil Nadu --
Lanka Ends Truce --
Tentative Moves for Solution --
LTTE Offers Truce, Colombo Spurns It --
Prabhakaran's Last Hurrah --
LTTE Citadels Fall --
The Final Battle --
The Bitter End.
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