Politics

Summary:

A review of Anne Wolf's Political Islam in Tunisia: A History of Ennahda, a book that presents the hidden history of Tunisia’s main Islamist movement, from the 1960s until the post-revolution pres

Author: Anne Wolf
Indian Fascism: Radicalization or Entropy? The Choice Is Ours!
Summary: The second book from Countercurrents.org publishing is out. It is a book on the cow politics in India and the resultant lynchings that’s happening around the country. It is titled “The Political Economy Of Beef Ban”.
Author: Binu Mathew
Summary:

The trouble with Ayaan Hirsi Ali is that so many people take her seriously.

Author: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Foot Soldier of the Constitution: A Memoir
Summary: Teesta Setalvad Memoir

Author: Teesta Setalvad
Summary: A Collection of Informed Arguments

Edited by Teesta Setalvad
publisher: The Book People
ISBN: 9789383756124

Author: Teesta Setalvad
Summary:  #Caste is not a rumour: The online diary of Rohith Vemula is a collection of Mr. Vemula's online writing. The book, which is over 40,000 words, includes most of his Facebook posts. The books carries his views on a gamut of issues including politics and academics.
Summary: Book Review

Blood on my hands: Confessions of staged Encounters
Author: Kishalay Bhattacharjee
Summary: Searching for survivors among the blood-soaked bodies strewn around the canal and between the ravines near Makanpur village, on the Delhi–Ghaziabad border, on the night of 22 May 1987, with just a dim torchlight—the memories are still fresh in Vibhuti Narain Rai’s mind. On that fateful night, when Rai first heard about the killing, he could not believe the news was true until he, along with the district magistrate and a few other officials, went to Hindon canal. He quickly realized that all of them had become witnesses to secular India’s most shameful and horrendous incident—personnel of the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) had rounded up dozens of Muslims from riot-torn Meerut and had killed them in cold blood in Rai’s area of jurisdiction. Offering a blow-by-blow account of the massacre and its aftermath, Hashimpura is a screaming narrative of the barbaric use of state force and the spineless politics in post-Independent India.