The Seasons of Trouble: Life Amid the Ruins of Sri Lanka's Civil War.pdf
Is it possible to find an ordinary life among the debris of war? Rohini Mohan’s searing account of three lives caught up in the devastation shows how the war continues long after peace has been declared. While Sarva, a city-bred young man, is dragged off the streets by the police and accused of being a spy, his mother Raji attempts to search for him through the Kafkaesque Sri Lankan bureaucracy. Meanwhile, Swarna, once a child soldier, tries to rebuild her life as a mother to toddlers. Their turbulent journeys reveal the realities of day-to-day living in a region wracked by violence and mistrust.
Rohini Mohan is a prize-winning political journalist based in Bangalore, India. She has an MA in Political Journalism from Columbia University, New York, where she was a 2009–2010 Presidential Fellow. She has won prestigious awards for her work, including the Charles Wallace Fellowship 2013, London; the ICRC Humanitarian Reporting Award 2012, New Delhi; the Sanskriti-Prabha Dutt Fellowship 2012, New Delhi; and the South Asian Journalists’ Association award 2011, New York. She has written for Tehelka, the Caravan, Outlook, the Hindu and the New York Times. Website: pebblesthrow.blogspot.co.uk