The Anatomy of Hate
‘The most terrifying truth about a mob is not that we can’t understand how they operate, but that we can.’
What makes a man stand by and watch violence being done to another? What does a woman do after her husband has killed a pregnant stranger? What latent tensions and complexes did the instigators of violence draw upon to unleash the carnage of 28 February 2002?...more
A Poison Tree ByWilliam Blake...more
I was angry with my friend;
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe:
I told it not, my wrath did grow.
And I watered it in fears,
Night & morning with my tears:
And I sunned it with smiles,
And with soft deceitful wiles.
And it grew both day and night.
Till it bore an apple bright.
And my foe beheld it shine,
And he knew that it was mine.
And into my garden stole,
When the night had veild the pole;
In the morning glad I see;
My foe outstretched beneath the
The book explores the lives of these three individuals, ...more
Revati Laul has the answer to the question and she does it by changing the perspective through which the stories are told. This book offers us an account of lives of three people who were involved — some more than others — in the riots of Gujrat 2002. She offers us an account of precisely what happened before the night of 28th February that led to these men taking actions that ...more
I was young to when the riots happened and didnt know much about it. This book made me get a insight of hate developed from tje roots of social - economical differences, religion-caste based politics, secularly agnostic and most importantly how not to prejudice a fellow human/Indian immediately.
The story of the three protagonists in this book could well be the story of any of the people you know.
In an age where hate is the way of life this book is an excellent reminder of how lonely the love affair with hate is.
Would definitely recommend reading this if you have ever asked yourself the question "What if everything I believed in was a lie?"
I haven't written reviews in a while and my skills seem to have gotten rusty. Hopefully I can get back into the groove soon. I got to know about this book from a friend and was immediately intrigued by its unique premise. The 2002 Gujarat Riots have been a dark blot on the nation's collective history. It is one of the most violent riots to occur in Independent India fueled by ...more
In this book Revati Laul rolls back the years to bring us face to face with three real life characters who were part of the mob during the Gujarat riots of 2002 as it perpetrated unimaginable crimes against fellow human beings or indifferently ...more