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Mumbai Post 26/11: An Alternate Perspective

Ram Puniyani (Editor) Shabnam Hashmi (Editor)

This compilation analyzes the terror attacks on 26/11 in Mumbai from various angles, based on the understanding that deeper issues are hidden behind every such tragedy. It discusses terrorism, law, Indo-Pak relations, the indigenous causes of terrorism in India, the role of the state, the pattern of investigations so far, the prevalent laws, the response of civic society, the role of the media, the unsolved puzzles and the need for a deeper inquiry into the incident. Most of the chapters have been written in the immediate aftermath of the incident and bear the imprint of the pain and anguish it caused.

With a focus on 26/11, the chapters discuss the entire phenomenon of terrorism. The broad contours of the analysis include the killing of non-combatants, the political motive or the statement behind such killings, and the secret planning of such attacks where the actors are even willing or keen to lay down their lives for bringing about such devastation. The book will be of great interest to the public at large and also to policy makers.

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About the authors

Ram Puniyani

Ram Puniyani was Professor in Biomedical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. He is also Secretary, Centre for the Study of Society and Secularism, and a member of EKTA – Committee for Communal Amity, Mumbai, and has been associated with different secular initiatives for many years. He has been working on the themes related to communalism and the rise of fundamentalism. He has contributed articles to various magazines and journals on these themes. He is also the author of Communal Politics: Facts versus Myths (2003), Fascism of Sangh Parivar, The Other Cheek: Minorities Under Threat and Communal Politics: An Illustrated Primer (2001).

Shabnam Hashmi

Shabnam Hashmi is a social activist who works on issues of civil liberties and political reform, children’s rights, gender and minority rights, nationally and locally across India. She has worked with various organizations that she has helped found, including, SAHER (a non governmental organization working with community development), SAHMAT (Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust), and Anhad (Act Now for Harmony and Democracy). She has undertaken various political campaigns, working with civil society organizations, governments, and other institutions, as well as facilitated the publication of numerous books, periodicals and campaign literature.

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Bibliographic information

Title Mumbai Post 26/11: An Alternate Perspective
Format Hardcover
Date published: 28.01.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8132103080, 9788132103080
length xxxiv+154p., 19cm.