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For Reasons of State: Delhi Under Emergency

For Reasons of State: Delhi Under Emergency

John Dayal & Ajoy Bose

  • Rs. 529.00

ISBN: 9780670090808

Author: John Dayal & Ajoy Bose

Language: English

Binding: Hardback

Publisher: Penguin India

Imprint: Viking

Pages: 320

In 1977, two staff reporters at the Patriot, both in their twenties, occupied highly advantageous positions during the nineteen months of the Emergency to observe the turmoil wrought in the capital city of Delhi. In For Reasons of State, they have supplied first-hand evidence of the ruthlessness with which people's homes were torn down and the impossible resettlement schemes introduced. The nation found itself in a whirlwind of fear, confusion, violence and destabilization, stemming from forced sterilizations, heartless evictions in the thousands, and the cruel imprisonment of many. Part reportage and part human stories, this definitive volume evokes the life and times of the Emergency and how it unfolded, and remains perennially relevant.

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