Rights and Freedoms

Summary: 'Gujarat Files -Anatomy of a Cover up' .

A book which has seen the worst kind of censorship by publications and is set to see the light of the day next week . It has been self published by the author and will be available for sale May 26 onwards.

Author: Rana Ayub
Summary:
  • Research on the collective violence against Armenians almost always concentrates on events between 1915-1917, this book instead considers the violence against Armenians preceding and succeeding these years.
Author: Fatma Muge Gocek
Summary: Synopsis
Author: Ziba Mir-Hosseini (Editor), Author: Mulki Al-Sharmani (Editor), Author: Jana Rumminger (Editor)
Summary: In Arab countries, openly declaring a disbelief in God is a shocking and sometimes dangerous thing to do. Many have been imprisoned for it, some have been forced into exile and others threatened with execution.

Author: Brian Whitaker
Summary: The victory of fascism in Europe between the wars was an incalculable human catastrophe. This collection of essays contains the first-ever English translation of Arthur Rosenberg’s fascinating analysis of the emergence of fascism in Europe, as well as a short introduction to the essay that explains its significance, and then four contributions that extend the framework to India – dealing in turn with Savarkar and the politics of the Hindu Mahasabha (Srinivasan), communalism as the Indian version of fascism and its roots in the majoritarian ideologies of the nation-state (Simeon), and the fascism of the Sangh Parivar as this had emerged by the early ’90s when concerted communal mobilisations unleashed a spate of violence, foreshadowing the even more horrific events of 2002 (Sumit Sarkar). Unlike most left-wing theories of fascism, Rosenberg’s work made the mass base of fascism central to its political success.

But what does it mean for fascism to have a “mass base”? And how does it construct one? The concluding chapter explores the notion of “passive complicity”, using ideas developed by Jean-Paul Sartre in his major work Critique of Dialectical Reason, and then turns to a characterisation of the Extreme Right in India by looking at the strategies at work in the subversion of Indian democracy.
Author: Edited by Jairus Banaji
Summary: This witty, tongue-in-cheek novel that laughs at the foibles and hypocrisies of Brahmins and upper castes across India begins with a crime.
Author: Kancha Ilaiah
Summary: Demolishing a Dream

Author: C R Irani
Summary: Readings on History and Temple Desecration in Medieval India

Author: Sunil Kumar