Author: Aditya Sinha
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172233906
A story of a disaffected Kashmiri youth who took to arms and terrorism and rose to become the head of a militant outfit, only to find that the ' other side ' was no different.
Babar Badr (real name Firdous Syed Baba) was a disaffected Kashmiri and this is the story of death of his dreams - his sense of being betrayed by Pakistan, where he received arms training, and of being let down by the militant movement as well as the political leadership in the state.
His moving story brings out the full tragedy of Kashmir and gives incisive insights into how militants are made and trained; how Pakistan supports and controls them; how they plan and carry out their strikes; how the state's political leadership has made itself irrelevant; and how the people of the Valley cling on to desperate impossible dreams in the middle of all this.