[nyfoil-l] 9/15 FRI, book talk: violence in Gujarat
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Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 14:38:31 -0500 (EST) From: mathew @ rider.edu
Subject: NYC EVENT: Fri 09/15: SCARRED: Experiments with Violence in Gujarat
SCARRED: EXPERIMENTS WITH VIOLENCE IN GUJARAT
A talk and book signing by Dionne Bunsha
Friday Sept 15 2006
@ the Brecht Forum
451 West Street (@ Bank)
(Detailed directions below)
Dionne Bunsha is an acclaimed journalist whose fearless coverage of
the 2002 pogrom in the Western Indian State of Gujarat brought her to
national limelight. Her work has appeared in major national
newspapers and magazines including the Hindu and Frontline.
"Scarred..." is her first book and apart from being an excellent
account of the conditions inside Gujarat four years after the
genocide, is a sensitive and compelling reflection on the nature of
State violence in todays world.
Even as the discourses and images of Islamic terror envelope us State
terrorism in India remains a silent, unpunished crime. Survivors of
Gujarat's communal pogrom in 2002 are still living in fear,
struggling for justice against a government that instigated the
attacks. Journalist Dionne Bunsha's book, SCARRED: Experiments with
Violence in Gujarat (Penguin India), is about the communal pogrom in
Gujarat 2002, its aftermath and life in the Hindu extremist party's
model state. Her talk will place Gujarat's massacre in the context of
earlier communal flare-ups in India. Why is Gujarat considered the
Hindutva Laboratory, the Hindu right-wing's model state? Why are the
thousands scarred by Gujarat's massacres still living in a state of
terror? Bunsha's talk at the Brecht will be based on her book.
Praise for the Book:
It is unlikely that you can get anything better than Dionne Bunsha's
account which is meticulous, moving, sensitive, thought-provoking...
- THE HINDU, C.T. Kurien
Beautiful...Scarred is not dark, it is one assured step forward
inside the darkness, to explore light.... Its straight-forward,
honest to the core, a reporter's authentic notebook on the wounds
that have refused to heal.
- TEHELKA, Amit Sengupta
The Author will have some books to sign
Open to all: $5/10/15 Sliding Scale. Nobody will be turned away.
For more information call the Brecht @ 212 242 4201 or send
Biju @ mathew @ rider.edu. For details on directions, go
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