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- THE ABSENT STATE : INSURGENCY AS AN EXCUSE FOR MISGOVERNANCE
DetailsAbsent StateThe spiralling crisis in Jammu and Kashmir; the Naxalite-Maoist menace that seems to be intensifying with every passing day; the disturbing reach of proxy governments run by militant groups in Manipur and Nagaland today, a quarter of India is being held hostage by violence and anarchy.What has pushed our country to the edge? in a series of dispatches from the epicentres of what they call the countrys battle zones, Neelesh Misra and Rahul Pandita unveil the tensions, frustrations and challenges that are everyday realities in these troubled regions-from the widespread misappropriation of development funds in tribal and remote areas, to lack of education and rampant exploitation. And, at the heart of the ongoing turmoil, ordinary people mourn the loss of their loved ones-to starvation, lack of healthcare facilities and militancy even as they voice their demand to be heard. The stories are many; the cast varied.Collectively, they present an alarming picture of systemic failure on the part of the Indian state. A potent reminder of the mistakes that the government of India cannot afford to repeat, the Absent State is a work of great significance-an essential read for anyone who wants to make sense of the tumult of our times.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Neelesh Misra is the author of two non-fiction books and a novel. His stories on insurgency have won him the Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism and the K. C. Kulish Memorial Award. Rahul Pandita is a journalist and author who has worked with the Indian Express group, the Hindu, Open, Aaj Tak and Zee News. He is the author of Hello, Baster and Our Moon Has Blood Clots.
SKU Code PRK B 2872 Weight in Kg 0.1000 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9789351951063 Author Name Neelesh Misra, Rahul Pandita Publisher Name Hachette India