Author: N S Saksena
Publisher: Abhinav Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 81-7017-201-2
This book combines a historian's perception and the practical knowledge of a police chief. Author's conclusion is that in the 20th century terrorism is more than 95 percent an instrument of the state and to a very small extent by organizations opposed to the state.
It had deep historical roots as is shown by the example of Ireland, Russia, China, Bangladesh, Iran, Germany, Italy, and Spain. In India the author has taken up North-East, Assam, Punjab, West Bengal and analyzed in depth why the law and order machinery in India had failed. His forecast is grim.