Are you ready for the trip of a lifetime? Here are the states and stories we are visiting in the first week of #AroundIndiaIn30Days!
The Amnesias of Democracy by Nandini Sundar
In May 2013, when 26 members of the Congress were killed in an ambush in Chhattisgarh, Congress leaders and the media described it as an attack on democracy. The Maoists asked: why don’t political leaders think about democracy when innocent villagers are killed by police and paramilitary forces?
Immanuel Kant in Shillong by Anjum Hasan
A philosophy teacher runs into an old student and a past event comes back to haunt him. This excerpt was first published in Difficult Pleasures by Anjum Hasan.
I Have Faith In My People by Aanchal Malhotra
In this essay, oral historian Aanchal Malhotra explores a big moment of resistance during India’s freedom struggle – the Congress underground radio. This is an excerpt from OUR FREEDOMS: ESSAYS AND STORIES FROM INDIA’S BEST WRITERS
ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS
Islands by Shubhangi Swarupa
The story is about the lives of two people, of diametrically opposite beliefs, who get married and adjust to life on an island in the Andamans. This excerpt is taken from ‘Latitudes of Longing’ by Shubhangi Swarup.
City of Death by Abheek Barua
When a young woman from a well-connected family is found brutally murdered, Sohini Sen is brought back from a bureaucratic wasteland to the thick of the action. But the investigation is a political minefield with the tabloids baying for blood. Will the real killer be caught?