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This Unquiet Land: Stories from India's Fault Lines

This Unquiet Land: Stories from India's Fault Lines

by Barkha Dutt

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Author: Barkha Dutt

Languages: English

Number Of Pages: 336

Binding: Hardcover

Package Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches

Release Date: 02-12-2015

Details: Product Description This Unquiet Land is a peep into the complexities about India as a nation on the move. Based on the author's real life experiences, from a time when she was a reporter on the field, to the behind the scene deals in the highest power circles, the book is a compelling read for anybody interested in India and its problems. The book also covers the impact TV has had on the masses and how news on TV makes such a big impact in the long run. Having a ringside view of some of the most gruesome incidents and realities, Dutt records her take about some recent crisis and events that the nation has been witness too. She covers the issues of war, terror, gender biases, caste wars, religious fanaticism, dynastic politics and Kashmir. She also covers the emerging responses and the changes taking place in the social order. The book, by and large, has been appreciated for trying to be fair and unbiased to a large extent. The book lays bare the lies and secrets, the triumphs and torments and the villains and heroes of India. India being a country where everything becomes front page news, Barkha has very smartly chosen to focus on a few flaws of your system. Her description is riveting and defines herself as an unapologetic feminist. About the author: Barkha Dutt is one of the most respected and prominent television anchors and journalists of India. She first came into limelight in the summer of 1999, when she reported the Kargil war from the frontlines in Kashmir valley. As one of leading journalist, Barkha Dutt has covered many important national and international events in the her career, which includes elections, social upheavals, insurgencies, politics, famine and floods. For her contribution to media she has been conferred about forty international and national awards. Review “This Unquiet Land is a brave book. It offers more than just the author's observations about the country's inherent complexities; it also gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the personality of the 44-year-old journalist who is often described as India's Christiane Amanpour. The narrative is packed with sights, smells and sounds, at times riveting enough to keep you hooked even as you read about subjects that have been covered to death.” - Business Standard “The book is a diary of her reporting years, supplemented by analyses of events that have shaped the social and political narrative of the country. It is also a discussion on the impact of TV news on this narrative [and] offers insights into the personalities of India’s politicians as well.”- Reuters “I wasn’t sure what I was walking into, and at first, I thought that being a journalist’s book, it would be monotonous. I can surely say that I was pleasantly surprised. Through her debut book, Barkha Dutt bleeds her heart out. It is no secret that she has seen the gruesome realities much better than any of us ever can. Her style is a fair combination of narrative and descriptive writing. She writes of wars, rapes, natural disasters, religious wars, political conspiracies, Kashmir.” - Jaipur Women Blog “This is, after all, an age of sharply conflicted ideologies and for someone in the business of media, it cannot be easy to be part-historian, part-memoirist, while maintaining some semblance of an unbiased point of view. Surprisingly, that precisely is what Dutt accomplishes in her book.”- The Quint About the Author Barkha Dutt, one of India’s most prominent journalists and television anchors, became a household name with her reporting from the front lines during the Kargil conflict between India and Pakistan in 1999. In addition to her war reporting (from countries as varied as Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt and Libya), in India she has reported from the field on virtually every important national story— politics, insurgencies, social upheavals, floods and famine. She has won more than forty national and international honours for her work.

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