Episode 46

'Brotherless Night' the novel about a family in the midst of the Srilankan civil war

NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE - Novel 'Brotherless Night' which was released this January is written by VV Ganeshananthan.

'Brotherless Night' Can be purchased at -


Set during the early years of Sri Lanka’s three-decade civil war, Brotherless Night is a heartrending portrait of one woman’s moral journey and a testament to both the enduring impact of war and the bonds of home.

The Author of the 'Brotherless Night' - V.V. Ganeshananthan, is a fiction writer and journalist. Her first novel 'Love Marriage' was Published in the year 2008 and was long-listed for the Orange Prize.

Her work has appeared in Granta, The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, Best American Nonrequired Reading, and Columbia Journalism Review among others. A former vice president of the South Asian Journalists Association, she has also served on the board of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. She is a member of the board of directors of the American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies.

During the conversation with Harshaneeyam, she spoke about her literary career and the way she went about writing the novel among other things.

Newyork Times Book Review of 'Brotherless night' -


Following are the real-life incidents ( Backdrop for major incidents in the Novel)

1.Burning of Jaffna Library -


2.Black July 1983 Riots in Colombo -


3.Role of IPKF -


4.MulliVaikkal Massacre -


5.About Rajani Thiranagama, one of the central characters in the book -


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