Mapping Massacre and Restorative Justice: A Study of Michael Ondaatje’s Anil’s Ghost

D. Venisha, Yadamala Sreenivasulu


The research article delves into human emotions, particularly during Sri Lanka's civil war, and it is analysed through the lens of Anil’s Ghost by Michael Ondaatje. It investigates the country's tumultuous condition caused by various separatist organisations, as depicted in Anil's Ghost. The focus of the research is to analyse the series of historical events that occurred in Sri Lanka in the aftermath of colonisation. The study explores the historical intricacies of the Civil War as reflected in the novel's primary narrative. The main emphasis is on the author's factual presentation, which increasingly emphasises the values of peace and solidarity of humanity. This examination analyses Gregory H. Stanton's final stage of genocide denial. It investigates the government's practice of concealing the corpses of deceased people's remains during armed conflict. The concept of mapping is brought with regard to the Massacre during war. The overarching goal of this research is to uncover the shortcomings of the Human Rights Commission within a nation embroiled in conflict. This endeavour brings attention to the inherent dangers faced by members of human rights organisations during the tumultuous period of Sri Lanka's civil war.

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World Journal of English Language
ISSN 1925-0703(Print)  ISSN 1925-0711(Online)

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