About the Book: The Death Script: Dreams and Delusions in Naxal Country
From 2011 to 2015, Ashutosh Bhardwaj lived in the Red Corridor, and made
several trips thereafter, reporting on the Maoists, on police and governmental
atrocities, and on lives caught in the crossfire. In The Death Script, he writes
of his time there, of the various men and women he meets from both sides of the
conflict, bringing home with astonishing power the human cost of such a battle.
Narrated in multiple voices, the book is a creative biography of Dandakaranya,
that combines the rigour of journalism, the intimacy of a diary, the