For Reasons of State
Non-Fiction

For Reasons of State

Delhi Under Emergency

Overview

In 1977, two staff reporters at the Patriot, both in their twenties, occupied highly advantageous positions during the nineteen months of the Emergency to observe the turmoil wrought in the capital city of Delhi. In For Reasons of State, they have supplied first-hand evidence of the ruthlessness with which people's homes were torn down and the impossible resettlement schemes introduced. The nation found itself in a whirlwind of fear, confusion, violence and destabilization, stemming from forced sterilizations, heartless evictions in the thousands, and the cruel imprisonment of many.
Part reportage and part human stories, this definitive volume evokes the life and times of the Emergency and how it unfolded, and remains perennially relevant.

Hardback

320 Pages | ISBN13 9780670090808
599.00
Ajoy Bose
Ajoy Bose
"Ajoy Bose has been regarded, in recent years, as the leading expert on Mayawati and her Dalit politics. For nearly four decades, he has been associated with a wide range of media. He is at present a senior political columnist and television commentator, published in leading newspapers and magazines in India and abroad and appearing on major channels. He began his journalistic career in the early 1970s with Patriot newspaper and Link magazine, going on to become Delhi correspondent of Sunday magazine, and in the 1980s started the Delhi edition of The Sunday Observer, India’s first Sunday newspaper. In the 1990s he was with the Pioneer newspaper where he became the Executive Editor. He was also India correspondent of the Guardian, London from 1978 to 1996 and later the New Delhi representative for the Khaleej Times, Dubai. He has broadcast extensively on the BBC, Voice of America and Radio Nederlands. During the 1998 national elections he co-hosted along with Vinod Dua and Mark Tully the popular television poll programme Chunauv Chunauti for Sony television. In 2004, he produced a weekly foreign affairs television show, Global Challenges, on Doordarshan News. Ajoy Bose has co-written two books, the highly acclaimed For Reasons of State: Delhi Under Emergency and Shah Commission Begins."
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