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Mother, Where’s My Country?

Mother, Where’s My Country?

Anubha Bhonsle

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Non-fiction, Reportage

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Hardback

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(Hardback | ISBN 9789385288357 | 256 pages | January 2016)

Summary

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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‘Focused on Manipur but reflective of much of the North East, this powerful, moving book weaves an intricate tapestry of human stories, cynical politics, individual heroism and collective humiliation. It is important we look into the mirror this book holds up for us. Anubha Bhonsle reproaches our hypocrisy but addresses our humanity.’—P. Sainath, author of Everybody Loves a Good Drought


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About the author

Anubha Bhonsle

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 […]

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