Behind Bars in Byculla

Behind Bars in Byculla

My Days in Prison


Renowned journalist Jyotirmoy Dey-fondly known as J, Dey-was murdered by members of the Chhota Rajan gang in 2011. A few months later, a fellow journalist and crime reporter Jigna Vora was arrested in connection with the murder. Seven years later, some of which were spent in prison, Jigna was acquitted of all charges. This is her story in her own words, of the time in prison, the court hearings and her years as a crime reporter of breaking many front-page stories.

Jigna's work brought her in contact with people like Himanshu Roy, the former additional director general of police of Maharashtra, while her time in jail put her in the company of inmates such as Pragya Thakur. Behind Bars in Byculla traces the intricate web of power dynamics that govern the inmates of a prison and what it takes to survive behind bars.


264 Pages | ISBN13 9780143446910
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Jigna Vora
Jigna Vora
Jigna Vora is a crime reporter who has worked at the Free Press Journal, Mid-day, Mumbai Mirror and the Asian Age. Jigna also practices healing, Tarot card reading and astrology. She is currently researching for and writing web series and movies.
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