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    summary The Road From Elephant Pass free read ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF î Nihal de Silva Nihal de Silva î 8 review I got a rather mussed up copy of this novel from the dying remains of the library of the British Council in Kan

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    [PDF FREE] (The Road From Elephant Pass) by Nihal de Silva free read ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF î Nihal de Silva An Army Officer's routine assignment to pick up a woman informant near Jaffna turns into a nightmare when the LTTE launches a massive attack on the peninsula and the camp at Elephant Pass Then the two adversaries are forced to escape together through the rebel held Wanni and later cross the abandoned Wilpattu National Park

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    [PDF FREE] (The Road From Elephant Pass) by Nihal de Silva free read ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF î Nihal de Silva This is a book about civil war and reaching across the bloodlines of that war; it's a book about making a desperate journey through jungle; it's a book about birds and animals and plants; it's a book about Sri LankaSri Lanka the teardrop shed by the Indian subcontinent is a land that was drenched in tears for the 25 years of the war between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam LTTE Estimates

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    free read ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF î Nihal de Silva Nihal de Silva î 8 review summary The Road From Elephant Pass A great geographical tour of the northern part of war torn Sri Lanka Silva paints the land and its denizens brilliantly I found the relationship between the male and female leads to be a bit stilted and the translation from Sinhala to English a bit repetitive but certainly Silva's courage for which he later lost his life in the same region due to a land mine explosion is clear I am not sure any other writer would want

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    [PDF FREE] (The Road From Elephant Pass) by Nihal de Silva free read ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF î Nihal de Silva summary The Road From Elephant Pass If he just shut up about the birds and re thought the end this book could've been uite something

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    [PDF FREE] (The Road From Elephant Pass) by Nihal de Silva summary The Road From Elephant Pass I read this text as an AL text and well watched the movie too I'm rather sorry that we had to torment ourselves with it and I'm seriously begin

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    [PDF FREE] (The Road From Elephant Pass) by Nihal de Silva This book made me realize about the three decades of war we had in our country It was touching and beautifully written and to this day made me wonder about the ending

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    free read ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF î Nihal de Silva [PDF FREE] (The Road From Elephant Pass) by Nihal de Silva what caught me was the climax of the romance of wasantha n valeithan who begin the journey as incipient loversone would not believe that there's romance in this novel on account of the antagonistic attitude both r

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    [PDF FREE] (The Road From Elephant Pass) by Nihal de Silva free read ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF î Nihal de Silva Another Great piece of writing by Nihal De Silva story flows interestingly followed by curiosity Use of local variations of English is appreciable Sometimes I felt that the story sets itself far from the believability but it's not something to think much about after all this is a fictionUse of this book as a part

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    Nihal de Silva î 8 review free read ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF î Nihal de Silva summary The Road From Elephant Pass First of all I can understand why this book won the Gratian Though I believe it was the English version that won and I was gifted the Sinhala translation That is not to say the Sinhala translation is lesser But considering it is not the Author who translated I don’t think it is fair to judge the English version

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The Road From Elephant Pass

Nihal de Silva î 8 review free read ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF î Nihal de Silva summary The Road From Elephant Pass The Road From Elephant Pass won the 2003 Gratiaen Prize for creative writing in English “for its moving story for its constant feel of real life for its consistency of narrative momentum for its descrip. This is a book about civil war and reaching across the bloodlines of that war it s a book about making a desperate journey through jungle it s a book about birds and animals and plants it s a book about Sri LankaSri Lanka the teardrop shed by the Indian subcontinent is a land that was drenched in tears for the 25 years of the war between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam LTTE Estimates suggest that over 150000 people military and civilian were killed during the war The war was essentially fought over the Tigers demand for a separate Tamil state Eelam within Sri Lanka and the Sri Lanka government s refusal to countenance such an ideaMy father is Sri Lankan Unusually his mother was Sinhala the majority and predominantly Buddhist part of the population and his father was Tamil the minority Hindu section of the country who mainly live in the north and east of the country Even back when my grandparents were married and this was a long time ago around 1916 such marriages were rare and faced much hostility My grandmother s parents who were high caste Sinhala largely cut off contact with their daughter after her marriage my father only met his grandparents onceUnder British colonial rule these tensions were subsumed but when Ceylon gained independence on 4 February 1948 the Sinhala majority moved towards asserting their political control of the country most notably by making Sinhala the state language Since Tamil is not just a different language but uses a different script this effectively threw many Tamils out of workTamil separatist organisations began to spring up of which the most important was the one organized by Velupillai Prabhakaran that became the LTTE As attacks mounted from both sides the political tension worsened until full scale civil war broke out in 1983 The war continued for 25 years with the Tigers for much of that time controlling huge tracts of Sri Lanka in a parallel administration A ruthlessly efficient organisation the Tigers were the first group to develop the use of suicide bombers and using them assassinated two heads of state Rajiv Gandhi of India and Ranasinghe Premadasa president of Sri LankaThis book was written in 2000 when it seemed the war would never end The author Nihal de Silva examines the justifications and reasons for the war through his two main characters a captain in the Sri Lankan army and a female cadre of the Tigers The captain Wasantha is detailed with the job of conveying Kamala a Tiger cadre turned informer to Colombo so she can pass on vital information But when the Tigers attack the mis matched pair are forced to go to ground and then attempt to make their way south on foot marching through the no man s land of Wilpattu National ParkThe depiction of the arid scrub of the north a land pockmarked by the reservoirs dug by the ancient kings of Sri Lanka to irrigate the land is excellent and the author s knowledge of the flora and fauna shines through The description of rural Sri Lanka as the couple make their way through dirt poor villages and abandoned tracks is among the best I ve read And while Wasantha and Kamala head south hunted by predators both human and animal the author skillfully presents both sides of the conflict through their interactionThe ending when it comes is tense and shocking It s the ending appropriate to a land still at war without apparent end But in the end there was an end The Sri Lankan army reorganised and rejuvenated drove the Tigers into smaller and smaller pockets of territory and eventually destroyed the leadership but at the price of many civilian livesNihal de Silva did not live to see the war s ending He was killed by a landmine while visiting his beloved Wilpattu National Park the scene of so much of this work The Road From Elephant Pass is his memorial and it s an elouent one

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Nihal de Silva î 8 review free read ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF î Nihal de Silva summary The Road From Elephant Pass Tive power for its dramatic use of dialogue to define social context capture character psychology and trace the development of a relationship for its convincing demonstration that resolution of conflict a. A great geographical tour of the northern part of war torn Sri Lanka Silva paints the land and its denizens brilliantly I found the relationship between the male and female leads to be a bit stilted and the translation from Sinhala to English a bit repetitive but certainly Silva s courage for which he later lost his life in the same region due to a land mine explosion is clear I am not sure any other writer would want to venture where he dared to go

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Nihal de Silva î 8 review free read ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF î Nihal de Silva summary The Road From Elephant Pass Nd reconciliation of differences are feasible through mutual experience and regard and last though not least for its eminently civilized handling of the last degree of intimacy between a man and a woman?. what caught me was the climax of the romance of wasantha n valeithan who begin the journey as incipient loversone would not believe that there s romance in this novel on account of the antagonistic attitude both returns eually at the very begining only to witness the awesome intimacy gradually brew between the two parties who seemed poles apart towards the end of the novelhow wasantha becomes the rightful heir to kamala s body with the determined killing of sexual enemies one by one at the critical juncture where kamala became a victim of deserters who was going to use her merely for their sexual gratification is simply adorableit s uite interesting how nihal de silva unfolds humanism in conflict situation he has been able to prove that peace is a possible target through this wonderful escapade beacuse sinhalese and tamils have many common grounds within themselves reagardless of the ethnicity to get along with each otherthe lengthy descriptions on birdsthough tedious they areexcept for wild life enthusiasts unlike myself Pconseuently bring in unity in the text provide evidences for such common stances

  • Paperback
  • 358
  • The Road From Elephant Pass
  • Nihal de Silva
  • English
  • 09 July 2018
  • 9789558095386