Posts Tagged ‘Bastar’

Nandini Sundar is the author of The Burning Forest: The Indian Government has repeatedly described Maoist guerrillas as ‘the biggest security threat to the country’ and Bastar as their headquarters. This book chronicles how the armed conflict between the government and the Maoists has devastated the lives of some of...

As with roads, trees, schools and electoral booths – all of which have become sites of conflict – the war ranges back and forth across the terrain of media coverage: more news, less news, propaganda. The ‘truth’, whatever it is, is an object of war. The police often inflate figures of Naxalite losses, or try...

The Burning Forest author Nandini Sundar on the Maoist movement in Bastar, Salwa Judum, and how state institutions have failed the Bastar adivasis