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Defragmenting India : Riding a Bullet through the Gathering Storm.

Author: Harish Nambiar
Publisher: New Delhi : SAGE India, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Defragmenting India is an account of the various fault lines of Indian society quivering in the temblors that the 2002 Hindu-Muslim communal riots of Gujarat sent across the nation. The riots form the dramatic backdrop to the travelogue narrative of a motorbike trip of the author and his friend. The book maps the urban consciousness of India by juxtaposing lives, issues and situations of educated and the uneducated,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Nambiar, Harish.
Defragmenting India : Riding a Bullet through the Gathering Storm.
New Delhi : SAGE India, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harish Nambiar
ISBN: 9788132109853 8132109856
OCLC Number: 794328945
Notes: About the Author.
Description: 1 online resource (252 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Intimacies Remapped; The Covered Trucks; Manto Strikes; An Iranian Exile in Sambhalpur; Sense and Sensibility; The Moor in the Idol Junkyard; Destinies, Dynasties and Upstart Pickpockets; The Soldier Who Annexed Three States for Three Daughters; 'Our Shiv Sena'; 'Dangerous Like My English Teacher'; The Open Circle; Do Children Smell Fear in Sweat?; Cardamom Cloud Over Coffee; The Instinct to Upgrade; A Moses on His Harley Davidson; Arabs, Jains, Mammon and Osama; A Drunken RSS Man in Jassema; Invisible Migrations, Furtive Bleedings; Epilogue.

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Offers an account of various fault lines of Indian society quivering in temblors that the 2002 Hindu-Muslim communal riots of Gujarat sent across the nation. This book maps urban consciousness of  Read more...

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This book is absorbing....[The author] looks at riots and aftermath and geography and people from the unusual perch of a motorbike pillion rider. -- The Economic Times An often remarkable, deeply Read more...

 
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