"First internal study of LTTE" published

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 24 October 2001, 11:00 GMT]
adele_bookcover.jpgA new book, The Will to Freedom, released this week, provides the first internal study of two decades of the Liberation Tigers' campaign and its leadership, the publishers said in a statement this week. Written by Adele Balasingham, who has lived and worked in India and Sri Lanka for than twenty years with the LTTE, the 400-page book "will be of interest to all those who want to study the inside story of the Tamil resistance movement," Fairmax Publishing Ltd. said.

"Written in a semi-autobiographical, historical style, the [book] graphically surveys important events, episodes and turning points in the last two decadesÖ of the Tamil freedom struggle [and] provides a penetrating internal study of the armed resistance by the Tamil Tiger movement" the statement, emailed to TamilNet Monday said.

adele_balasingham.jpgThe book "also throws light on the hitherto unknown characteristics of the leadership of the LTTE," and contains exclusive photographs, Fairmax said.

Mrs. Balasingham, a sociologist, political activist and writer, is married to Mr. Anton Balasingham, the LTTE's theoretician and chief negotiator. She has also published books on the dowry system amongst the Jaffna society and on the LTTE women fighters.

The Will to Freedom, (priced sixteen pounds including postage), can be obtained from Fairmax Publishing Ltd, P.O.Box 2454, Mitcham CR4 1WB, UK.


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