The Other Side of Terror: An Anthology of Writings on Terrorism in South Asia

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EditorNivedita Majumdar

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The Other Side of Terror brings together writings based on terrorism from India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. The volume addresses issues of wide interest: from the Maoist insurgency in Nepal and the Tamil militancy in Sri Lanka to the Indian manifestations ranging from the militant wing of theIndependence movement to the various post-Independence terrorist movements, such as separatism in Kashmir, the insurgency in Assam, and the Naxalite movement in Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, and Madhya Pradesh. The selections, comprising original writings in English as well as translations from regional languages, include short stories, poetry, and excerpts from novels and plays. In a detailed Introduction, Nivedita Majumdar traces terrorism across South Asia, explores important aspects of the phenomenonfrom its definition to its psychological and sociological effects, and reflects on moral and ethical issues and counter-terrorism.

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The Other Side of Terror brings together writings based on terrorism from India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. The volume addresses issues of wide interest: from the Maoist insurgency in Nepal and the Tamil militancy in Sri Lanka to the Indian manifestations ranging from the militant wing of theIndependence movement to the various post-Indepen...

Nivedita Majumdar is Assistant Professor, Department of English, John Jay College, City University of New York.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.68 inPublished:November 15, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AcknowledgementsIntroductionSECTION I: FREEDOM AND TERROR: -Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Anandamath (excerpts)Aurobindo Ghose, Karmayogin: Early Political Writings (excerpts)Bhagat Singh, 'Assembly Bomb Case: Statement in the Session Court Statement before the Lahore High Court Bench'Sarat Chandra Chottopadhyay, The Right of Way (excerpts)Rabindranath Tagore, Four Chapters (excerpts)Bal Gangadhar Tilak, 'The Country's Misfortune'Edmund Candler, 'Siri Ram--Revolutionist'SECTION II: REVOLUTION AND TERROR-India: Mahashweta Devi, Mother of 1084 (excerpts)Tarit Kumar, 'We Never wanted 'Saroj Dutta, 'The Night of the Full Moon'Bani Basu, The Enemy Within (excerpts)Ashim Ray, 'Auni'Nepal: Samrat Upadhyay, 'A Refugee'Li Onesto, Dispatches from the People's War in NepalSushma Joshi, 'Waiting for the War to End'Pankaj Mishra, 'The People's War'Tenzin Tsundue, 'I am a Terrorist'SECTION III: IDENTITY AND TERROR-Sri Lanka: Jean Arasanayagam, 'In the Garden Secretly'Jesurasa, 'Your Fate Too'Cheran, 'Amma do not Weep'A. Sivanadan, When Memory Dies (excerpts)Punjab: Pash, 'Begging for Alms of Faith'Anita Agnihotri, 'Encirclement'Mohan Bhandari, 'Comb your Hair, my Dear!'Khushwant Singh, My Bleeding Punjab (excerpts)Kartar Singh Duggal, 'Her Due of a Daughter'The North-East: Sanjib Baruah, 'A New Politics of Race: India and its North-East'Robin S. Ngangom, 'Native Land'Niranjan Chakma, 'When Debate has no Room'Robin S. Ngangom, 'Poetry in a Time of Terror'Sammer Tanti, 'Go Give them the News'Mamang Dai, 'The Sorrow of Women'Bimal Singha, 'Basan's Grandmother'Kynpham Sing Nongkynrih, 'Lawsohtun'Mitra Phukan , 'Hope'Kynpham Sing Nongkynrih, 'Forebodings'Kashmir: Neerja Mattoo, 'The Story of a Woman's College in Kashmir'Somnath Zutshi, 'Who are these Duryodhans?'Anees Hamadani, 'The Burnt-out Sun'Sheba Chhachhi, 'Finding Face: Images of Women from the Kashmir Valley'Notes on ContributorsCopyright Statement