The Other Side of Terror  -    An Anthology of Writings on Terrorism in South Asia

The Other Side of Terror - An Anthology of Writings on Terrorism in South Asia

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Author: Nivedita Majumdar
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Nivedita Majumdar
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2011
Language: English
Pages: 324
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0-19-807881-1


Post 9/11, ‘terrorism’ is perhaps the most prominent political on the world stage, making its presence felt in increasingly darker and starker forms. While the need to understand terrorism is urgently vocalized, the often inordinate focus on bare facts rather than on socio-political conditions defeats the purpose of the whole exercise. Literature, on the other hand by historicizing and humanizing the phenomenon helps in our understanding of terrorism.

The Other side of Terror brings together writings based on terrorism from India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. Including short stories essays poem and excerpts form novels, both original writings in English as well as translations, the volume addresses issues of wide interest. The Maoist insurgency in Nepal and the Tamil militancy in Sri Lanka, the Indian manifestations ranging from the militant wing of the independence movement to the various post independence terrorist movements such as separatism in Kashmir the insurgency in Assam, and the Naxalite movement in Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, and Madhya Pradesh are all represented.

The range of authors-including Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Rabindranath Tagore and Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay to Bhagat Singh, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Aurobindo Ghose, Khushwant Singh Pankaj Mishra, Mahashweta Devi, Anita Agnihotri, jean Arasanayagam and Tenzin Tsundue, represents a gamut of writing covering this terrain.

In a detailed introduction Nivedita Majumdar traces terrorism across south Asia explores important aspects of the phenomenon from its effects, and reflects and reflects on moral and ethical issues and counter-terrorism.

Timely and relevant this collection will interest general readers keen on learning more about the phenomenon of terrorism in all its forms. Students and researchers of cultural studies history and literature will also find this anthology appealing.


Acknowledge xi
The many Sides of Terror –an Introduction xiii
1.-Frredom and Terror
from Anandamath
Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
Karmayogin Early political writings
Aurbindo Ghose
Assembly Bomb case statements in the session court and statement before the Lahore high court Bench
Bhgat Singh
from the right of way
Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
from four chapters
Rabindranath Tag ore
The county’s Misfortune
Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Shri Ram Revolutionist
Edmund Candler
II. Revolution and Terror
from Mother of 1084
Mahashweta Devi
We never wanted
Tarit Kumar
The night of the Full Moon
Saroj Dutta
Form The Enemy Within
Bani Basu
Ashim Ray
A Refugee
Samrat Upadhyay
Dispatches from the people’s war Nepal
Li Onesto
Waiting for the war to end
Sushma Joshi
The people’s war
Pankaj Mishra
I am a Terrorist
Tenzin Tsundue
III Inentity and Terror
Sri Lanka
In the garden Secretly
Jean Arasanayagam
Your Fate Too
Amma do not weep
When Memory Dies
A. Sivanadan
Begging For alms of Faith
Anita Agnihotri
Comb your Hair my dear
Mohan Bhandari
My bleesing Punjab
Khushwant Singh
Her Due of a Daughter
Kartar Singh Duggal
The North East
A New Politics of race: India and its North-East
Sajib Baruah
Native Land
Robin S. Ngangom
when Debate has no room
Nirajan Chakma
Poetry in a time the news
Robin S. Ngangom
Go Give them the news
Sammer Tanti
The Sorrow of women
Manang Dai
Basan’s grandmother
Bimal Singha
Kynphom Sing Nonkynrih
Mitra Phukan
Kynpham Sing Nongknrih
The Story of a woman’s collage in Kashmir
Neeraj Matoo
who are these Duryodhans?
Somnath Zutshi
The Burnt-out Sun
Anees Hamadoni
Finding Face: Images of women from the Kashmir Valley
Sheba Chhachhi
Notes on Contributors
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