Tamils - a Trans State Nation..

"To us all towns are one, all men our kin.
Life's good comes not from others' gift, nor ill
Man's pains and pains' relief are from within.
Thus have we seen in visions of the wise !."
Tamil Poem in Purananuru, circa 500 B.C 

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Tamil Eelam - a De Facto State

Margaret Trawick
Professor of Social Anthropology, Massey University, New Zealand
[Winner of Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy Book Prize, 1992 ]

Photos from the Field, 2002  - "Scenes" in Tamil Eelam
[also"Terrorists" in Chencholai & "Commonfolk" in Tamil Eelam ]

Fisherman on Lagoon by Batticaloa

A9 highway landmine warning sign

LTTE Information Centre (Kokkaddichcholai)

Temple with Army truck (Vavuniya)

School interior after Army occupation (Mullaiththivu)

School doorway with bullet holes (Mullaiththivu)

LTTE cemetery (Kilinochchi)

Elephant, cows, dogs, and crows rummaging through smouldering garbage (near Polunnaruwa)

Kilinochchi landmine warning sign

LTTE-operated bus (Omanthai)

Mullaiththivu bike repair shop

School blackboard with bullet holes (Mullaiththivu)

Abandoned Sri Lanka Navy ships off Mullaiththivu coast


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