Ms Usha Ramanathan was born and brought up in Tamil Nadu, India. She hails from a fishing village near the famous temple town of Rameswaram. Her father was a fisherman. She knows the hard life of fishing families. Though she no longer lives in her native village, she visits it often.
“Tamil Nadu Fishermen Killings: Sri Lanka and India” is her first book. She has published extensively on the Internet and her articles and other related articles are archived at Tamil Tribune website.
Tamil Nadu fishermen have been shot and sometimes killed by Sri Lankan Navy since the 1990s. What infuriate Tamil Nadu are not only Sri Lankan actions but also Indian government doing nothing effective to stop it. This book is a compilation of 15 articles published between 1997 and 2016. Even if you are reading this book 50 years later, this book will serve as a historical record with analysis.