Mother, Where's My Country?: Looking for Light in the Darkness of Manipur

Mother, Where's My Country?: Looking for Light in the Darkness of Manipur

by Anubha Bhonsle

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In her powerful, poignant book—one of the best non-fiction works from India in recent years—Anubha Bhonsle examines the tangled and tragic history of Manipur, and of much of India’s North East. Through the story of Irom Sharmila—on a protest fast since 2000—and many others who have fallen victim to violence or despair or stood up to fight for peace and justice, she shows us an entire society ravaged by insurgency and counter-insurgency operations, corruption and ethnic rivalries. Drawing upon extensive interviews with personnel of the Indian army and intelligence agencies, politicians and bureaucrats, leaders of insurgent groups, Irom Sharmila and her family and ordinary people across Manipur, Anubha Bhonsle has produced a compelling and necessary book on the North East, the Indian state, identity politics and the enormous human cost of conflict.

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ISBN-13: 9789385755262
Publisher: Speaking Tiger Publishing Pvt Ltd
Publication date: 01/13/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 845 KB

About the Author

Anubha Bhonsle is a journalist based in Delhi. She has reported extensively on politics, gender, human rights and the Armed Forces. Over the last ten years much of her reportage has concentrated on the impact of long-standing conflict. Anubha has reported extensively from Jammu and Kashmir and the North East of India, especially Manipur. She is a recipient of the Ramnath Goenka Award for her reportage on funding of political parties. In 2014 she was given the Chameli Devi Award for her body of work. The Jury at the New York Film Festival has commended her documentaries on Irom Sharmila and the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). Anubha is Executive Editor at CNN-IBN. 'Mother, Where's My Country?' is her first book.

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