1984 india s guilty secret

Download Book 1984 India S Guilty Secret in PDF format. You can Read Online 1984 India S Guilty Secret here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

1984 India S Guilty Secret

Author : Pav Singh
ISBN : 1911271083
Genre : Crimes against humanity
File Size : 21. 92 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 428
Read : 1198

Download Now


In November 1984, the ruling elite of the world's largest democracy conspired to murder thousands of their country's citizens in genocidal massacres reminiscent of Nazi-era Germany while the world watched on. Over three days, armed mobs brutally and systematically butchered, torched and raped members of the minority Sikh community living in Delhi and elsewhere. In Delhi alone 3000 people were killed. The full extent of what took place has yet to be fully acknowledged. This definitive account based on harrowing victim testimonies and official accounts reveals how the largest mass crime against humanity in India's modern history was perpetrated by politicians and covered up with the help of the police, judiciary and media.

Indias Guilty Secret

Author : Pay Singh
ISBN : 8129149281
Genre :
File Size : 88. 25 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 351
Read : 1099

Download Now



The Tartan Turban

Author : John Keay
ISBN : 9781911271062
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 25. 48 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 437
Read : 968

Download Now


'Among the many gripping tales of travel and exploration the tale of Alexander Gardner is surely one of the most extraordinary. Master storyteller John Keay deftly sifts truth from myth-making to uncover fascinating new evidence, revealing an amazing tale worthy of Kipling or Flashman of a life lived further out on the edge than most could even imagine' MICHAEL WOOD Like the travels of Marco Polo, those of Alexander Gardner clip the white line between credible adventure and creative invention. Either this Scots-American is the nineteenth century's most intrepid traveller or its most egregious fantasist, or a bit of both. Contemporaries generally believed him; posterity became more sceptical. And as with Polo, the investigation of Gardner's story enlarged man's understanding of the world and upped the pace of scientific and political exploration. Before more reputable explorers notched up their own discoveries in innermost Asia, this lone traveller had roamed the deserts of Turkestan, ridden round the world's most fearsome knot of mountains and fought, as the first American in Afghanistan, 'for the good cause of right against wrong'. From the Caspian to Tibet and from Kandahar to Kashgar, Gardner had seen it all. At the time, the 1820s, no other outsider had managed anything remotely comparable. When word of his feats filtered out, geographers were agog. Historians were more intrigued by what followed. After thirteen years as a white-man-gone-native in Central Asia, Gardner re-emerged as a colonel of artillery in the employ of India's last great native empire. He witnessed the death throes of that Sikh Empire at close quarters and, sparing no gruesome detail, recorded his own part in the bloodshed (the very same featuring as the exploits of 'Alick' Gardner in the 'Flashman' series). Fame finally caught up with him during his long retirement in Kashmir. Dressed in tartan yet still living as a native, he mystified visiting dignitaries and found a ready audience for the tales of his adventurous past. But one mystery he certainly took to the grave: the whereabouts of his accumulated fortune has still to be discovered. Using much original material, including newly discovered papers by Gardner himself, this investigative biography by John Keay, bestselling author of India: A History, takes the reader on a quest from the American West to the Asian East to unravel the greatest enigma in the history of travel.

1984

Author :
ISBN : LCCN:2017351521
Genre :
File Size : 63. 97 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 370
Read : 1299

Download Now



In Service Of Emergent India

Author : Jaswant Singh
ISBN : 9780253028006
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 34. 32 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 992
Read : 740

Download Now


In Service of Emergent India is an evocative insider's account of a crucial period in India's history. It provides an in-depth look at events that changed the way the world perceived India, and a unique view of Indian statecraft. As Minister of External Affairs, Defense, and Finance in the BJP-led governments of 1996 and 1998-2004, Jaswant Singh was the main foreign policy spokesman for the government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee during the 1998 nuclear tests by India and Pakistan, the hijacking to Kandahar, Afghanistan, of Indian Airlines flight IC 814, and the Kargil conflict between India and Pakistan, as well as other key events. In an account that is part memoir, part analysis of India's past and future prospects, Singh reflects on his childhood in rural Rajasthan at the end of the colonial period, his schooling and military training, and memories of Indian Independence and the Partition of India and Pakistan. He analyzes the first four decades of Indian nationhood under Congress Party rule, ongoing tensions between India and Pakistan, Sino-Indian relations, and post-9/11 U.S.-Indian relations.

I Accuse

Author : Jarnail Singh
ISBN : 9788184755169
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 51. 87 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 715
Read : 333

Download Now


‘If people have lost their lives in a storm, it is a different matter; but how can a massacre be forgotten? Especially when there’s been no justice?’ The three days of 1984, when over 3000 Sikhs were slaughtered, have indelibly marked the lives of thousands more who continue to exist in a twilight of bitterness and despair. It was outrage at this state of affairs that led Jarnail Singh—an unassuming, law-abiding journalist—to throw his shoe at Home Minister P. Chidambaram during a press conference in New Delhi. He readily acknowledges that this was not an appropriate means of protest, but asks why, twenty-seven years after the massacres, so little has been done to address the issues that are still unresolved and a source of anguish to the whole community. I Accuse . . . is a powerful and passionate indictment of the state’s response to the killings of 1984. By exploring the chain of events, the survivors’ stories and the continuing shadow it casts over their lives, Singh seeks answers to some relevant questions. Who initiated the pogrom and why? Why did the state apparatus allow it to happen? Why, despite the many commissions and committees set up to investigate the events, have the perpetrators not been brought to book? Because, finally, 1984 was not an attack on the Sikh community alone; it was an attack on the idea at the very core of democracy—that every citizen, irrespective of faith and community, has a right to life, security and justice.

Coromandel

Author : Charles Allen
ISBN : 9781408705407
Genre : History
File Size : 22. 76 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 737
Read : 1147

Download Now


COROMANDEL. A name which has been long applied by Europeans to the Northern Tamil Country, or (more comprehensively) to the eastern coast of the Peninsula of India. This is the India highly acclaimed historian Charles Allen visits in this fascinating book. Coromandel journeys south, exploring the less well known, often neglected and very different history and identity of the pre-Aryan Dravidian south. During Allen's exploration of the Indian south he meets local historians, gurus and politicians and with their help uncovers some extraordinary stories about the past. His sweeping narrative takes in the archaeology, religion, linguistics and anthropology of the region - and how these have influenced contemporary politics. Known for his vivid storytelling, for decades Allen has travelled the length and breadth of India, revealing the spirit of the sub-continent through its history and people. In Coromandel, he moves through modern-day India, discovering as much about the present as he does about the past.

The First Anglo Sikh War

Author : Amarpal Singh
ISBN : 9781445620381
Genre : History
File Size : 82. 32 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 945
Read : 951

Download Now


The definitive account of the First Anglo-Sikh War, with maps that shed light on the action as never before

The Eyes Of Asia

Author : Rudyard Kipling
ISBN :
Genre :
File Size : 66. 23 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 752
Read : 411

Download Now



Warrior Saints Four Centuries Of Sikh Military History

Author : Amandeep Singh Madra
ISBN : 0956016871
Genre :
File Size : 62. 17 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 150
Read : 1165

Download Now


When the Mughal Empire began persecuting the Sikhs in the 1600s, this community of North Indian devotees was forced to take up arms or face extinction. Warrior Saints (Vol. 1) compellingly told the remarkable story of how they fought back to establish a powerful modern-day empire, stretching from the borders of Tibet to Afghanistan, which they then lost to the Honourable East India Company in two of its toughest 19th-century military conflicts. Warrior Saints (Vol. 2) continues that fascinating story. The British were so impressed by the military prowess of their conquered foe - representing a curious mix of ancient Indian warfare combined with modern Napoleonic methods - they recruited Sikhs into Queen Victoria's Indian Army. Initially mobilised to protect the borders and outposts of the British Empire in distant lands including China, Ethiopia, Somaliland, Cyprus, Afghanistan, Egypt and Burma, thousands of Sikhs went on to lay down their lives in the Two World Wars. With the emergence of an independent India, the Sikhs opened a fresh chapter in the saga of their fighting tradition.

Top Download:

Best Books