• Title: IS THAT EVEN A COUNTRY, SIR!
  • Author: Anil Yadav Anurag Basnet
  • ISBN: 9789386582300
  • Page: 212
  • Format: Paperback
  • IS THAT EVEN A COUNTRY SIR DescriptionAfter Hindi speakers from North India were massacred in Assam on the eve of elections in two out of work journalists decided to travel to the state to report on the violence This mark
    DescriptionAfter Hindi speakers from North India were massacred in Assam on the eve of elections in 2000, two out of work journalists decided to travel to the state to report on the violence This marked the beginning an epic journey in which they crisscrossed Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura and Manipur, meeting journalists and leaders, boatmen and rDescriptionAfter Hindi speakers from North India were massacred in Assam on the eve of elections in 2000, two out of work journalists decided to travel to the state to report on the violence This marked the beginning an epic journey in which they crisscrossed Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura and Manipur, meeting journalists and leaders, boatmen and rickshaw pullers, artists and sculptors They stayed in rundown hotels and guesthouses, and in the homes of friends and strangers They travelled by local buses through ambushes, they were forced to walk halfway down the highway from Shillong to Guwahati and, on one memorable occasion, Anil had to share a tractor with a herd of goats.With great power, and rare candour, Is That Even a Country, Sir weaves history, travel, politics, myth and gritty ground zero reportage into an unprecedented and unforgettable portrait of Northeast India.

    One Reply to “IS THAT EVEN A COUNTRY, SIR!”

    1. Whenever I think about Northeast India, an image of exotic picturesque locale, usually advertised by tour & travel agencies, would come to my mind. But thanks to this book, it completely changed the way I look at the region. In this book, author travels to the remotest places and shares his ground zero experience of brutal day to day life of the region, which mainstream media often shies away from showing. Author succeeded in portraying how alienated Northeast is from the rest of the country [...]

    2. Something New and Refreshing !!I always wanted to read a travelogue and having spent my early years in Northeast, this book was ticking all the boxes. Though it is originally written in Hindi but the translations were nicely done and rarely you would feel its not the original language.This book is not a touristy one which you must read and visit North East. Even this book is not written to showcase Northeast in its pomp and splendour with breathtaking advertisement of its beauty. This book is ab [...]

    3. Great book and an original voice. One problem is that the anecdotes are abrupt and all too short. One wishes that the author had taken a little more time to flesh out the cast of interesting characters found in the book. The author had traveled to the Northeast in 2000, though the book was published in 2012. So it is not a very current description of the situation. All in all a recommended read.

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