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Scarred: Experiments With Violence In Gujarat

Scarred: Experiments With Violence In Gujarat
Item Code: IDF245
Author: Dionne Bunsha
Publisher: Penguin Books
Language: English
Edition: 2006
ISBN: 0144000768
Pages: 329
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 7.8" X 5"
From the Back of the Book:

Did it really start wit the burning of a train?

Scarred: Experiments with Violence in Gujarat asserts the existence of a much larger politics of violence, and tells the story of a disaster in Hindutva's laboratory which etched deep faults in Gujarat's social landscape.

While capturing the predicament of the Sabarmati Express survivors, Scarred is an intense, moving portrait of refugees whose lives have been changed forever by the violence that followed. It tells the story of people fighting for justice amidst fear and turmoil, unable to return home. It is also an insightful look into the minds of the perpetrators of this violence, and the world they seek to construct - a world where the ghettoization and socio-economic boycott of Muslims have become the norm.

What exactly happened in Gujarat in February 2002? Why did the country's political leaders fiddle while Gandhi's Gujarat burned? In this honest and thought-provoking book, Dionne Bunsha tries to answer these and many of the other questions that we are still left with.

Foreword by Zaika A. Jafri XIII
Author's Note XV
1. Introduction 1
2. Our Children Still Wake Up Screaming: The Violence 27
3. Living in Graveyard: Refugees 77
4. We Didn't Start The Fire: Godhra and Other 'Terrorist' Attacks 107
5. No Peace Without Justice 147
6. Divide and Rule: Elections 179
7. Instigators or Informers: The Media 203
8. Looking Back: Origins 215
9. Borders 235
10. Post-Script 287
Glossary 292
Bibliography 296
Tables 300
Acknowledgements 303

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