Partitions of the Heart | Penguin
The epigraph of this socio-political polemic (Unmaking the idea of India) by Harsh Mander indicate his subject. Through victims and incidents of the Gujarat pogrom, cow vigilantism, encounter killings, lynchings and the bogey of ‘anti-nationals’, he skewers the communal partitions of the new India that target minorities and fracture our nation. Laced with his own encounters, this is a book to be heeded.
A Stranger Truth | Juggernaut
Alexander left a cushy job to head Avahan, the Gates foundation’s programme to combat AIDS. While tracking the HIV trail, he steps into a nightmarish world of trafficked girls,...