1984 : India's guilty secret / Pav Singh.

Singh, Pav, author.
London : Kashi House, 2017.
xxviii, 266 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.

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Other Title:
Nineteen eighty-four
Genocide -- India.
Massacres -- India.
Crimes against humanity -- India.
Sikhs -- India -- History.
Nineteen eighty-four, A.D.
Sikhs -- Crimes against -- India -- History -- 20th century.
Pogroms -- India -- History -- 20th century.
State-sponsored terrorism -- India -- History -- 20th century.
Delhi (India) -- History -- 20th century.
India -- History -- 1947-.
India -- Politics and government -- 1977-.
India -- Politics and government -- 1947-.
Local subjects:
India -- History -- 20th century. (search)
India -- History -- Golden Temple (Amritsar) Assault, 1984. (search)
In November 1984, the ruling elite of the world's largest democracy conspired to murder thousands of their country's citizens in genocidal massacres reminiscent of Nazi-era Germany while the world watched on. Over three days, armed mobs brutally and systematically butchered, torched and raped members of the minority Sikh community living in Delhi and elsewhere. The sheer scale of the killings exceeded the combined civilian death tolls of the conflict in Northern Ireland, Tiananmen Square and 9/11. In Delhi alone 3,000 people were killed. The full extent of what took place has yet to be fully acknowledged. This definitive account based on harrowing victim testimonies and official accounts reveals how the largest mass crime against humanity in India's modern history was perpetrated by politicians and covered up with the help of the police, judiciary and media. The failings of Western governments -- who turned a blind eye to the atrocities for fear of losing trade contracts worth billions -- are also exposed.
Pt. I The Crime
1. Instigation & Preparation
2. Execution & Direction
3. Butchering & Burning
4. Terror Spreads
5. Mass Rape
6. The Body Count
7. The Aftermath
Pt. II The Cover-Up
8. The Planning
9. The Motives
10. Killers in Uniform
11. Where was the Army?
12. The Big Lie
13. The Accused (I): All the Prime Minister's Men
14. The Accused (II): The Prime Minister
15. The Accused (III): The People
16. Judicial Scandal (I): Misra
17. Judicial Scandal (II): Nanavati
18. The Indifference of the West
19. The Living Dead
20. Truth, Justice & Reconciliation.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-258) and index.