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Book Title: The Seasons of Trouble: Life Amid the Ruins of Sri Lanka's Civil War|
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v The author of the book: Rohini Mohan
Date of issue: October 21st 2014
ISBN 13: 9781781686010
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Read full description of the books The Seasons of Trouble: Life Amid the Ruins of Sri Lanka's Civil War:For three decades, Sri Lanka’s civil war tore communities apart. In 2009, the Sri Lankan army finally defeated the separatist Tamil Tigers guerrillas in a fierce battle that swept up about 300,000 civilians and killed more than 40,000. More than a million had been displaced by the conflict, and the resilient among them still dared to hope. But the next five years changed everything.
Rohini Mohan’s searing account of three lives caught up in the devastation looks beyond the heroism of wartime survival to reveal the creeping violence of the everyday. When city-bred Sarva is dragged off the streets by state forces, his middle-aged mother, Indra, searches for him through the labyrinthine Sri Lankan bureaucracy. Meanwhile, Mugil, a former child soldier, deserts the Tigers in the thick of war to protect her family.
Having survived, they struggle to live as the Sri Lankan state continues to attack minority Tamils and Muslims, frittering away the era of peace. Sarva flees the country, losing his way – and almost his life – in a bid for asylum. Mugil stays, breaking out of the refugee camp to rebuild her family and an ordinary life in the village she left as a girl. But in her tumultuous world, desires, plans, and people can be snatched away in a moment.
The Seasons of Trouble is a startling, brutal, yet beautifully written debut from a prize-winning journalist. It is a classic piece of reportage, five years in the making, and a trenchant, compassionate examination of the corrosive effect of conflict on a people.
Read information about the authorRohini Mohan is an Indian journalist who writes on politics, environment and human rights in South Asia.
In the last 10 years, she has reported for Al Jazeera, Tehelka magazine, The Caravan magazine, The New York Times, The Hindu, Outlook Traveller, and news channel CNN-IBN. She has lived in New Delhi, Chennai and New York, and is now based in Bangalore, India.
Rohini has a Masters in political journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York. She speaks four South Asian languages: Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, and Kannada.
Her first book is THE SEASONS OF TROUBLE, a nonfiction account of three people caught up in the aftermath of the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka.
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