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The Tiger Vanquished

The Tiger Vanquished
LTTE's Story

First Edition

June 2010 | 276 pages | SAGE India
This book tells the story of why the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) lost the war that they had always dreamt of winning in Sri Lanka. It is a collection of news stories and commentaries penned by the author from 2003 to 2009 on the ethnic conflict in the country. Each piece is provided with an introduction that places it in the context in which it was written. The unfolding of the drama is brought about through conversations with Sri Lankan leaders, Tamil activists, Indian officials, Norwegian and other diplomats, human rights activists, former LTTE guerrillas and civilians.

The Tiger Vanquished: LTTE’s Story provides a detailed account of the critical years when Sri Lanka’s internationally backed peace process slowly led to a vicious war that the LTTE decisively lost. The introduction provides previously unpublished information, including India`s covert involvement in the Norwegian-sponsored peace process and the silent war that the Indian intelligence waged against the LTTTE. Also, among other things, an inside account of what went wrong with the Tigers is given by two young women who served in the LTTE.
Key Years in LTTE History

The Final Conversation


Testimonials of LTTE Cadres

1: 2003-2005
Why Does LTTE Make Pro-India Noises?

Turmoil in Tiger Land

'Only a Snake Understands a Snake'

Can Tsunami bring Peace to Sri Lanka?

The Tsunami, and Prabhakaran

Tribute: Shankar Rajee

Kadirgamar Assassination will Kill Peace Process

Norway has to Recalibrate Sri Lanka Peace Process

2: 2006
Switzerland taking Deep Interest in Sri Lanka

Solheim not to Quit Peace Process

India Clawing back to Sri Lanka's Northeast

A Book is a Window to Knowledge

Indian PM Urges Rajapakse to Save Tamils in Trincomalee

Suicide Bomber Blows up Sri Lanka's Peace Process

Prabhakaran's Pride: Or why he refused to meet Akashi

Co-chairs' forthright Sri Lanka Edict will Please India

Indian Trader Brutally Killed, Two Missing in Sri Lanka

Pro-LTTE Website Attacks Karunanidhi

Armed with Parrots, Tamil Girl Flees to India

In War Torn Sri Lanka, a Widow Remembers

Be Patient Please, Sri Lanka to Tell India

Faltering Sri Lankan Peace Process

Solheim calls Karuna Allegations 'Complete Lies'

Experts Suggest 'Genuine Power Sharing' in Sri Lanka

Balasingham Epitomized LTTE's Love-hate ties with India

Sri Lanka Needs New Truce Agreement

3: 2007
Why George Bush Cannot Match Sonia Gandhi?

Misery, Epidemic go Hand in Hand in Troubled Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's Abduction Industry has top Academic in its Grip

War Material Seizure Signal LTTE Bracing for Guerrilla War

LTTE Cannot be Defeated Militarily, US tells Sri Lanka

India Concerned over LTTE Explosives Smuggling

Husband Dead, Tamil Woman wants to return to Sri Lanka

A Historic Accord Few Remember Today

On to Tamil Eelam: From bicycle to aircraft

Amid war, India's Emerging Sri Lanka Tilt

How to tell Tamils they don't Belong to Sri Lanka?

Action above Ideology for Black Sea Tigers

Use dignified Language, Bhagwati tells Sri Lanka

Two Decades Later, LTTE Suicide Bombers Live on

'Why no Memorial for the IPKF in India?'

India-Sri Lanka Accord: Does It Still Flicker?

Britain Favours 'Regime Change' in Sri Lanka

Thamilchelvan's killing a Disaster to LTTE - and Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Gained Upper Hand over LTTE in 2007

4: 2008
LTTE Man's Arrest for Abduction Plan First since 1991

India's Covert Role in Sri Lanka's Ceasefire

India Meddling in Sri Lanka Affairs, says JVP

I Want to Bring Peace to Sri Lanka: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

India's Sri Lanka Power Project Runs into Tamil Storm

Sri Lanka Cannot Negotiate with LTTE, says Diplomat

In Sri Lanka, LTTE Territory Shrinks and Shrinks

We Have Failed to Convince the World: Sri Lanka Defence Secretary

Norway-LTTE Ties Sour over Theft of NGO Vehicles

India under Attack in Pro-LTTE media

Tamil Nadu Ferment Stuns Rajapaksa but War will go on

India to Send 2,000 Tonnes of Relief Goods to Sri Lanka

5: 2009
Kilinochchi's Fall a Major Setback to LTTE

Prabhakaran Cannot Escape from Sri Lanka, says Former Aide

After 25 years, Cornered LTTE Faces Deathly Crisis

Tamil Man Recounts tales of Horror in Sri Lanka war

Vaiko has been an Undisguised Supporter of the LTTE

Has LTTE Executed its Military Spokesman?

LTTE Media Targets Sonia over War Debacle

Playing Politics with Tamil Lives in Sri Lanka

Is LTTE in Secret, Indirect talks with US to Surrender?

Prabhakaran: From Catapult Killer to Ruthless Insurgent

Prabhakaran was with 18 Men when He was Killed: Karuna

Displaced Tamils to be Resettled by 2009-end: Rajapaksa

Swat the Fly, Kill the Foe

So, the Tamil Tigers were Mortals After All…

How the Tide Turned

Postscript: A New Dawn

It is an essential read for anyone trying to get his intellectual keel on extremist philosophy. At a time when even the most pacifist of thinkers cannot imagine a world without a war between ‘good’ and ‘evil’ , and ‘civilization’ and ‘medievalism’ , it is good to read about a group that started it all.

The Book Review

The Tiger Vanquished comes as a fitting finale of a trilogy that can be rated as the finest collective reference guide to the devastating three-decade-long war in Sri Lanka’s north and east.

Asia Times Online

The book is a well researched study of the rise and decline of Prabhakaran and his Tamil Tigers.

Freedom First

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