Published by OUP India
Indian sub-continent • Collections & anthologies of various literary forms • Terrorism, freedom fighters, armed struggle
Editor: Majumdar, Nivedita ISBN: 978 0 19 569696 7 Format: Hardback Pages: 368 List price(s): 24.99 GBP 52.00 USD Publication date: 31 January 2009
South Asia offers an instructive instance for studying the phenomenon of terrorism। The Other Side of Terror offers insights from the literatures of India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. The Nepali writings concern the Maoist insurgency; those from Sri Lanka, the Tamil militancy. The Indian selections engage with manifestations ranging from the militant wing of the Independence movement to the various post-Independence terrorist movements, such as separatism in Punjab, the insurgency in Assam, and the Naxalite movement in Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, and Madhya Pradesh. The selections, comprising both original writings in English as well as translations from regional languages, include short stories, poetry, and excerpts from novels and plays. The volume will appeal to all those concerned with the phenomenon of terrorism in South Asia, cultural studies, history, literature, as well as general readers.
Table of Contents
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INTRODUCTION; SECTION I: FREEDOM AND TERROR; BANKIM CHANDRA CHATTERJI, ANANDAMATH (EXCERPTS); AUROBINDO GHOSE, KARMAYOGIN: EARLY POLITICAL WRITINGS (EXCERPTS); BHAGAT SINGH, STATEMENT IN THE SESSION COURT DURING ASSEMBLY BOMB CASE, 6TH JUNE 1929 AND STATEMENT BEFORE THE LAHORE HIGH COURT BENCH; SARAT CHANDRA CHATTERJEE, THE RIGHT OF WAY (EXCERPTS); RABINDRANATH TAGORE, FOUR CHAPTERS (EXCERPTS); BAL GANGADHAR TILAK, THE COUNTRYS MISFORTUNE AND THESE REMEDIES ARE NOT LASTING; EDMUND CANDLER, SIRI RAM: REVOLUTIONIST; SECTION II: REVOLUTION AND TERROR - INDIA; MAHASHWETA DEVI, MOTHER OF 1084 (EXCERPTS); TARIT KUMAR, WE NEVER WANTED; SAROJ DUTTA, THE NIGHT OF THE FULL MOON; BANI BASU, THE ENEMY WITHIN (EXCERPTS); ASHIM RAY, AUNI; NEPAL; SAMRAT UPADHYAY, A REFUGEE; LI ONESTO, DISPATCHES FROM THE PEOPLES WAR IN NEPAL; SUSHMA JOSHI, WAITING FOR THE WAR TO END; PANKAJ MISHRA, THE PEOPLES WAR; TENZIN TSUNDUE, I AM A TERRORIST; SECTION III: IDENTITY AND TERROR - SRI LANKA; JEAN ARASANAYAGAM, IN THE GARDEN SECRETLY; A. SIVANADAN, WHEN MEMORY DIES (EXCERPTS); JERUSA, YOUR FATE TOO; CHERAN, AMMA DO NOT WEEP; PUNJAB; PASH, BEGGING FOR ALMS OF FAITH; ANITA AGNIHOTRI, ENCIRCLEMENT; MOHAN BHANDARI, COMB YOUR HAIR, MY DEAR!'; KHUSHWANT SINGH, MY BLEEDING PUNJAB (EXCERPTS); KARTAR SINGH DUGGAL, HER DUE OF A DAUGHTER; THE NORTH-EAST; ROBIN S. NGANGOM, NATIVE LAND; NIRANJAN CHAKMA, WHEN DEBATE HAS NO ROOM; SAMMER TANTI, GO GIVE THEM THE NEWS; ROBIN S. NGANGOM, POETRY IN A TIME OF TERROR; BIMAL SINGHA, BASAN'S GRANDMOTHER; MITRA PHUKAN , HOPE; MAMANG DAI, THE SORROW OF WOMEN; KYNPHAM SING NONGKYNRIH, FOREBODINGS AND LAWSOHTUN; SANJIB BARUAH, A NEW POLITICS OF RACE: INDIA AND ITS NORTH-EAST; KASHMIR; NEERJA MATTOO, THE STORY OF A WOMAN'S COLLEGE IN KASHMIR; SHEBA CHHACHHI, FINDING FACE: IMAGES OF WOMEN FROM THE KASHMIR VALLEY; ZUTHSHI, SOMNATH, WHO ARE THESE DURYODHANS?; ANEES HAMADANI, THE BURNT OUT SUN; SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY