In this book, David Devadas delves into his deep understanding of the region and its youth to offer a unique understanding of the Kashmir issue. He relates the increase in the generation of rage in Kashmir to the inability of those in power to declare the end of militancy at the right time. Exploring vital aspects of the conflict economy, murders for rewards, and terror acts by state-backed mercenaries, Devadas shows how simplistic black-and-white narratives suit both pro and anti-state actors equally and lead the poor and marginal to their deaths.
David Devadas is Distinguished Fellow, Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi, India. He was formerly a political editor at Business Standard. An expert on politics and geopolitics, his analyses and predictions about Kashmir since 1988 have been consistently accurate. He has researched Kashmir as Senior Fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, India, as Visiting Professor at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India, and as an Erasmus Mundus scholar at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany.
Aarti Tikoo, Senior Assistant Editor, Times of India
Maya Mirchandani, Senior Fellow, ORF
Brig. (retd) Narender Kumar, Distinguished Fellow, United Service Institution of India
Sushant Sareen, Senior Fellow, ORF
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