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Harvest of Hate: Gujarat Under Siege

Rev. Dr. Valson Thampu (Author) Swami Agnivesh (Author)
Synopsis Harvest of Hate: Gujarat Under Siege is the product of a rare inter-religious partnership. The authors, pioneers in multi-faith spirituality of social engagement, have been at the forefront of the humane responses to the horror that stalked Gujarat. The articles that comprise this volume have emerged largely from a multi-religious pilgrimage of compassion they, along with seventy other religious leaders, undertook to Gujarat in the wake of the communal carnage that erupted in that state. It is this that accounts for the power and poignancy of their response to the massive man-made tragedy in the land of the Mahatma. The book also contains contributions by Arundhati Roy and Harsh Mandar. Together, they lay bare before the reader the abhorrent architecture of a man-made tragedy, seen largely through the eyes of the victims; for they know the truth best. An enthusiastic foreword by Former Prime Minister of India I.K. Gujral lends completeness to this volume.
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About the author

Swami Agnivesh

Grandson of the Diwan (Finance Minister) of Shakti, an erstwhile princely state in Madhya Pradesh, Vepa Shyam Rao (now Swami Agnivesh) was born on 21 Sptember 1939 at Berhampur in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh. He had his schooling at Shakti, and higher education (M.com., L.L.B.) in Calcutta. He taught at the St. Xavier College, Calcutta for some time and later look up legal practice for a while under Sabyasachi Mukherjee, an eminent lawyer, who later on became chief Justice of India. He, however, gave up his legal practice soon and became a sanyasi in 1970. Meantime, he shifted to Haryana State and took up social and cultural work. He later formed a political party, Arya Sabha, got eleceted to the Haryana Legislative Assembly and became Education Minister in the State Government. But soon after, he gave up the job to devote all his energies and time to social movements and struggle for social justice. He is currently Chairperson of the United Nations Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery.

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Title Harvest of Hate: Gujarat Under Siege
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st Ed.
Publisher Rupa & Co.
Language: English
isbn 8171678580
length xviii+140p.