Category: Book Review

Brian Senewiratne’s ‘Sexual Violence Against Tamils In Sri Lanka’

  By Charles Ponnuthurai Sarvan I’ve never met the author (hereafter sometimes referred to as BS), a medical doctor long settled in Australia, but have heard of his reputation as a human-rights campaigner fighting against discrimination and injustice, be they based on ‘race’, religion, caste or skin-colour. Among the recognition he has received is the…

Recollecting Shiva Naipaul in Africa and Sri Lanka

By Charles Sarvan, Berlin Shiva Naipaul’s reputation is over-shadowed by that of his brother, world-famous V. S. Naipaul, Nobel Prize winner for Literature, knighted by the Queen.  Both were born in Trinidad; V. S. in 1932, and Shiva in 1945; both studied at Oxford. Shiva’s sudden and early death at the age of forty cut off…

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