Warisha Farasat & Prita Jha
Warisha Farasat and Prita Jha, long time human rights activists and legal experts on issues of communal genocides and rehabilitation of survivors, have given us an uncompromising book that details the aftermath of the Gujarat and Bhagalpur massacres of Muslims in independent India, and of the erosion of secularism and minority rights within the ruling establishment and in society.
The book tells it like it is… in the words and through the clearly and honestly articulated experiences of the victims and survivors, transformed into a valuable sociological and legal document through their [the authors] ability to focus on the essential contours of what constitutes a just ‘closure’ and actual justice. The book, justifiably, indicts the State and its organs, and the mainstream political leadership in the country, that has been complicit in the denial of justice. In the process, it exposes the wide gap between the equalities promised in the Constitution and the stark reality of India.
Living the Horror of Mass Communal Violence in Bhagalpur and Gujarat
Pub. December 2016, pp xiv+286, includes index pages, demy octavo 8.5 x 5.5 in.
ISBN: 978-93-83968-17-6, 978-93-83968-20-6