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Red Sun

Red Sun

Travels In Naxalite Country

Chakravarti Sudeep
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A revealing journey into the heartland of India’s insurgency problem

Spread over fifteen of the country’s twenty-eight states, India’s Maoist movement is now one of the world’s biggest and most sophisticated extreme-left movements. Hardly a week passes without people dying in strikes and counter-strikes by the Maoists-interchangeably known as the Naxalites-and the police and paramilitary forces. In this brilliant and sobering examination of the ‘Other India’, Sudeep Chakravarti combines reportage, political analysis and individual case histories as he takes us to the heart of Maoist zones in the country-areas of extreme destitution, bad governance and perpetual war.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Sep/2017

ISBN: 9780143066538

Length : 432 Pages

MRP : ₹499.00

Red Sun

Travels In Naxalite Country

Chakravarti Sudeep

A revealing journey into the heartland of India’s insurgency problem

Spread over fifteen of the country’s twenty-eight states, India’s Maoist movement is now one of the world’s biggest and most sophisticated extreme-left movements. Hardly a week passes without people dying in strikes and counter-strikes by the Maoists-interchangeably known as the Naxalites-and the police and paramilitary forces. In this brilliant and sobering examination of the ‘Other India’, Sudeep Chakravarti combines reportage, political analysis and individual case histories as he takes us to the heart of Maoist zones in the country-areas of extreme destitution, bad governance and perpetual war.

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Chakravarti Sudeep

Sudeep Chakravarti attended Mayo College, Ajmer and St. Stephen's College, Delhi. He began his career in journalism at the Asian Wall Street Journal, and subsequently worked at Sunday, India Today and the Hindustan Times. Sudeep is also a professional futurist affiliated to the World Future Society. His debut book, Tin Fish (Penguin), was published in 2005 to both popular and critical acclaim. His second novel, Once Upon a Time in Aparanta (also by Penguin), was published in 2008.