An analysis of Adivasi resistance and the Naxal movement through the 2012 Kandhamal hostage crisis.
Kishalay Bhattacharjee, Professor and Executive Dean, Jindal School of Journalism and Communication, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, India.
This book provides an analysis of Adivasi resistance and the Naxal movement through the 2012 Kandhamal hostage crisis.
The author’s narrative provides a necessary hearing aid to a regime that fetishizes internal security. As an acute listener, he captures the tension between Adivasi resistance and the Naxal appropriation of the event; an intense story and an investigation of a kidnapping and a revolt told with empathy and irony’ Shiv Visvanathan
On 14 March 2012, two Italian nationals, Paolo Bosusco and Claudio Colangelo, were taken hostage from the tribal-dominated Kandhamal area of Odisha, in eastern India. The kidnappers belonged to the extreme left-wing radical group known as the CPI (Maoists). They were led by Sabyasachi Panda who had been involved in several militant activities since 1999.
What followed was a dramatic month-long crisis in which a crew of television journalists engaged with the Maoist leader and facilitated the release of Claudio.
An Unfinished Revolution: A Hostage Crisis, Adivasi Resistance and the Naxal Movement is a racy, first-hand account that tells the tale of the hostages, from abduction to release. It also chronicles the history of tribal resistance which was appropriated by the Maoists – a movement that has been one of India’s major internal security challenges since the late 1960s.
Published by: Pan Macmillan
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