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Days and Nights in the Heartland of Rebellion

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A report from the epicenter of the Naxalite war In its war against the Maoists, it is the Indian state that usually gets to tell its side of story. But official explanations are not meant to convey truth. Most often they attempt to cover up the reality and obscure it. The claim that only one warring side has the right to propagate its views whereas the other does not ...more
ebook, 272 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by Penguin Books
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Ramkumar  R
Sep 28, 2015 Ramkumar R rated it really liked it
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A report from the Epicentre of the conflict

One sixth of all the Indians today lives in areas of armed conflict.This book shows how insurgency(?) is propelled by a complex mix of issues,like the denial of justice and rights,identity concerns,economic issues and th break down of social and symbolic order,rather than merely proverty and lack of education.Draconian laws and measures like encounters,crackdown and SalwaJudum aggrevate the sense of collective victimhood and feelings of alienation.

Srini Bodduluri
Jan 18, 2013 Srini Bodduluri rated it really liked it
Gautam Navlakha's book "Days and nights in the heartland of rebellion", is disturbing; the Dandakaranya is on fire. It's published by Penguin, but does not find place in the promotional book fare, online or offline and no reviews to my knowledge. Is this conspiratorial silence ?

Written in simple language and style, its a persuasive argument against the hegemony of the theory of non-violence. It raises doubts whether the State really perceives Maoists to be the biggest internal security threat or
John Sidwell
Mar 12, 2016 John Sidwell rated it liked it
Not ideal as an introduction to the subject. For those not versed in Indian politics and society much context is left unexplained. Further, it's structure appeared rather haphazard. Navlakha nevertheless offers valuable insight into the perspectives of, tactics used, and obstacles facing the Maoist movement. It is worth a read, but perhaps not the place to start for those interested in the subject.
Jun 19, 2013 Harshvardhan rated it really liked it
though a bit partisan but the author presents a true and genuine account about the biggest security threat facing india and about the alternative model of development followed by maoist in dandakranya
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Feb 17, 2013 Jiajia Liu rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013, okay
a merely okay book, relatively objective. Still a bit bias against all books written by activists of any sort.
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introspective account of the ongoing Maoist revolution in India
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