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Thread Bared

A cover story published on December 30, 2013 in The Outlook Magazine. This well researched article brings to light the large scale of sexual violence that manifests itself during communal violence. Language – English Access Location(s) – Outlook...
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Communalism-Illustrated Primer

This interesting and informative book gives a comprehensive account of the history of Communalism in India. It is easy to read and relate to the book since the approach it uses is that of ‘myth’ and ‘fact’ and as the title suggests,...
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Moment of Silence

This moving poem is a chronicle of all the injustice committed against various communities by countires and institutions that held power over them. The poem holds the perpetrators accountable and tells them in strong words “Let your silence...
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The Cry

This is a fictionalised account of a real life incident in Ahmedabad. It is narrated in the voice of Qutubuddin Ansari, a survivor of the 2002 riots who was made famous due to his picture that was published in Indian newspapers. This account describes...
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Colder Than Ice

This is the story of Ishwar Singh who has just returned from the pillage that he took part in as riots ravage the village during the period of the Partition of the country. He is very triumphant about his participation and he extols his deeds infront...
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Spirits of Shah-e-Alam Camp

This story which was written in June 2002 as a response to the violence in Gujarat is the story of different spirits who come to visit Shah-e-Alam, a dargah that was turned into a refugee camp. The spirits include those of parents who have come to visit...
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31st October 1984 excerpt from the book I Accuse..

Jarnail Singh describes the painfully scarring days he and his family had to face after Indira Gandhi’s assassination. He describes how they had to hide like criminals in their own house, in a colony that they had lived in all their lives, surrounded...
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Pages Stained With Blood

This is an episodic novel that describes the anti-Sikh pogrom of 1984 which is pieced together from first person accounts of victims and newspaper reports. The story follows a young Assamese woman who teaches at Delhi University and is also a writer. She...
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A Study of Life Skills: Why and How They Should Be Cultivated by Children from an Early Age

The study provides a succinct and very useful overview of the theory and practice of Life Skills development globally. The first section discusses the history and definitions of life skills and the evolution of Life Skills programs in various parts of...
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