Mother, Where’s My Country?

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In her powerful, poignant book – one of the best non-fiction works from India in recent years – Anubha Bhonsle examines the tangled and tragic history of Manipur, and of much of India’s North East. Through the story of Irom Sharmila – on a protest fast since 2000 – and many others who have fallen victim to violence or despair or stood up to fight for peace and justice, she shows us an entire society ravaged by insurgency and counter insurgency operations, corruption and ethnic rivalries. Drawing upon extensive interviews with personnel of the Indian army and intelligence agencies, politicians and bureaucrats, leaders of insurgent groups, Irom Sharmila and her family and ordinary people across Manipur, Anubha Bhonsle has produced a compelling and necessary book on the North East, the Indian state, identity politics and the enormous human cost of conflict. About the Author Anubha Bhonsle is an award winning journalist based in Delhi, where she is Executive Editor with CNN-IBN. She has reported extensively on politics, gender, human rights and the armed forces. Over the last ten years much of her reportage has concentrated on the impact of long-standing conflict. She has reported from Jammu and Kashmir and the North East of India,especially Manipur. Anubha is a recipient of the Ramnath Goenka Award for her reportage on the funding of political parties. She is also a Hubert H. Humphrey/Fulbright Fellow 2015-16. In 2014 she was given the Chameli Devi Award for her body of work. The Jury at the New York Film Festival has commended her documentaries on Irom Sharmila and the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).
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