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Blood Island : Oral History Of The Marichjhanpi Massacre
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Blood Island : Oral History Of The Marichjhanpi Massacre

Deep Haldar

Published by Harpercollins | Language - English | Binding - Paper Back

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About the Book: Blood Island: Oral History of the Marichjhanpi Massacre

'When the house of history is on fire, journalists are often the first-responders, pulling victims away from the flames. Deep Halder is one of them. - Amitava Kumar In 1978, around 1.5 lakh Hindu refugees, mostly belonging to the lower castes, settled in Marichjhapi an island in the Sundarbans, in West Bengal. By May 1979, the island was cleared of all refugees by Jyoti Basus Left Front government. Most of the refugees were sent back to the central India camps they came from, but there were many deaths: of diseases, malnutrition resulting from an economic blockade, as well as from violence unleashed by the police on the orders of the government. Some of the refugees who survived Marichjhapi say the number of those who lost their lives could be as high as 10,000, while the-then government officials maintain that there were less than ten victims. How does an entire island population disappear? How does one unearth the truth and the details of one of the worst atrocities of post-Independent India? Journalist Deep Halder reconstructs the buried history of the 1979 massacres....

About the Author: Deep Haldar

Deep Halder has been a journalist for seventeen years, writing on issues of development at the intersection of religion, caste and politics. Currently, he is the executive editor at India Today Group Digita....

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Book: Blood Island : Oral History Of The Marichjhanpi Massacre
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ISBN-13: 9789353025878
Product Code EBK0446694
Binding: Paper Back
Publishing Date: 2019-05
Publisher: Harpercollins
Number of Pages: 192
Language: English

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