Harsh Mander, Natasha Badhwar, John Dayal
Starting on 4 September 2017, volunteers led by Harsh Mander travelled across India to support families whose members had become victims of hate attacks. In Assam, they met the families of two cousins who were killed on suspicion of being cattle smugglers. In Jharkhand, they spoke to Usman Ansari, who was beaten nearly to death for allegedly killing his own cow. In Rajasthan, they were met by a belligerent mob that did not want them to revive memories of Pehlu Khan’s lynching. This book is part travelogue and part reportage and features testimonials from some of the travellers on this journey.
Context, 192 pages, Rs 399