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Khalistan Struggle : A Non-Movement

Jagtar Singh

Published by Aakar, 2011
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Contents Introduction 1 Under army occupation 2 Quest for martyrdom 3 The build up 4 At war with India 5 Call for armed struggle 6 Media and Akalis 7 Last meeting with Sant Bhindranwale 8 Courage of conviction 9 The retribution 10 The betrayal 11Akali legitimacy to Bluestar 12 Beginning of the end 13 Design exposed 14 Heading towards insurgency 15 Akalis back militant struggle 16 The fall 17 Akali politics redefined 18 Back to power politics 19 Sikh agenda and Akali Dal 20 Ambition to ruleThis book was conceived when Jagtar Singh as a journalist working with The Indian Express went to the Darbar Sahib complex as part of the team of journalists from Chandigarh flown to the war zone by the government during Operation Bluestar the army action in the Golden Temple complex at the holiest of the holy shrine of the Sikhs at Amritsar The Holy Granth Sahib installed on the first floor of the sanctum sanctorum of the shrine was in disorder covered by a blood soaked white sheet Placing the holy book in order was a trauma of the authorJagtar Singh had joined the Indian Express in 1978 a few days after the Sikh-Nirankari clash to which militancy in this state is traced to be transferred to Amritsar in March the next year This provided the opportunity to observe the situation virtually as an insider Though he returned to Chandigarh after two years the author covered almost every major development in Amritsar till Operation Bluestar The visits to Amritsar were frequent till militancy petered out The author was witness to the rise of Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale with whom the interaction was frequent most of the times off the record Such meetings provided the much needed deeper insight to the evolving situation The last one-to-one off the record meeting lasting about an hour with him was May 25 when the army had already moved into Punjab for the decisive actionThis book combines both the personal experience during the period Jagtar Singh worked with the Indian Express and the developments and their interpretation spanning about 25 years covering the two extremes in the Sikh political matrix Some of the resource material relating to the Sikh politics is exclusive appearing for the first time in this book jacket 520 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 96857

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Title: Khalistan Struggle : A Non-Movement

Publisher: Aakar

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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