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Mumbai: Post 26/11

Mumbai: Post 26/11
An Alternate Perspective

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Ram Puniyani - Chairman, Center for Study of Society and Secularism, Mumbai
  • Shabnam Hashmi - Social and Human Rights Activist, Delhi

December 2009 | 188 pages | SAGE India
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.
Terror: The Aftermath
Terror: The Aftermath
Biju Mathew
As the Fires Die: The Terror of the Aftermath
Gnani Sankaran
Hotel Taj: Icon of Whose India?
P Sainath
Why the United States Got it Wrong
Tarun Tejpal
Death of a Salesman
Praful Bidwai
Counter-terrorism Must not Kill Democracy
Praful Bidwai
Responding to Mumbai Terror: Need for Diplomacy and Restraint, not War
Yoginder Sikand
Mumbai UNDER Siege
Ram Puniyani
Handling Queries: Democratic Responses - Antulay Remarks and the Aftermath
Raveena Hansa
The Mumbai Terror Attacks: Need for a Thorough Investigation
Raveena Hansa
India's Terror Dossier: Further Evidence of Conspiracy
K G Balakrishnan
Terrorism, Rule of Law, and Human Rights
Acts of Terror and Terrorizing Act
Sukla Sen
Unfolding Indian Tragedy
Colin Gonsalves
Our Politicians are Still not Listening
Prashant Bhushan
Terrorism: Are Stronger Laws the Answer?
Gautam Navlakha
Lesson from the Mumbai Attack
Selected Bibliography

The book is a compilation of articles which analyse the phenomenon of terrorism and where the contributors have tried to analyse the events from various angles, apart from discussing law, role of state, pattern of investigation, the prevalent laws, the responses of civil society, the role of media and what not.

The Organiser

This compilation analyses the terror attacks on 26/11 in Mumbai from various angles, based on the understanding that deeper issues are hidden behind every such tragedy.

Civil Society

Ram Puniyani

Ram Puniyani is currently the Chairman at the Center for Study of Society and Secularism, Mumbai. He was a Professor of Biomedical Engineering, IIT Mumbai, and took voluntary retirement in 2004, and is currently working for communal harmony. He has been involved with human rights activities for the past two decades. He has also involved himself with groups working for workers’ rights. Ram Puniyani is also associated with various secular and democratic initiatives, namely, All India Secular Forum, Center for Study of Society and Secularism, and Anhad. More About Author

Shabnam Hashmi

Shabnam Hashmi is a social activist, a rebel, a fearless fighter and a human rights defender. She has been working as a social activist, and in 2003 formed Anhad. She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize as part of the 1000 women from across the world in 2005. She was awarded the Association for Communal Harmony in Asia (ACHA) Star Award for Communal Harmony in 2005, Smriti Samman in 2005 and the National Minority Rights Award 2008 by the National Minority Commission. She is a member of the National Integration Council, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, a Council Member of the National Literary Mission, Ministry of Human... More About Author

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