Gujarat Files

Description : Gujarat Files is the account of an eight-month long undercover investigation by journalist Rana Ayyub into the Gujarat riots, fake encounters and the murder of state Home Minister Haren Pandya that brings to the fore startling revelations. Posing as Maithili Tyagi, a filmmaker from the American Film Institute Conservatory, Rana met bureaucrats and top cops in Gujarat who held pivotal positions in the state between 2001 and 2010. The transcripts of the sting operation reveal the complicity of the state and its officials in crimes against humanity. With sensational disclosures about cases that run parallel to Narendra Modi and Amit Shah’s ascent to power and their journey from Gujarat to New Delhi, the book tells you the hushed truth of the state in the words of those who developed amnesia while speaking before commissions of enquiry, but held nothing back in the secretly taped videos which form the basis of this remarkable read.

Just finished reading Rana Ayyub’s book. An intense, fast paced read. This book made me sensitive to a lot of things I had never thought about earlier:
– The risks journalists take in uncovering the truth
– The moral dilemmas honest or semi-honest policeman face, and the moral compromises they have to make
– The complete lawlessness in the state of Gujarat where anybody could be bumped off – criminals, politicians, businessmen – with orders coming from the highest echelons
– The complete disregard of the law by those who were meant to protect it
– The the support for disregard of the constitution and humanistic values by the larger section of the population of the state

On the flip side, some of the formatting was shoddy, and the proofreading could have been a lot better. A dramatis personae would have gone a long way in making this an easier read.

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رعنا ایوب آزاد صحافی اور مصنفہ ہیں جو تہلکہ میں ایڈیٹر رہ چکی ہیں۔ اپنی بیباک تفتیشی اور سیاسی رپورٹنگ کے باعث رعنا ملک کی ایک اہم آواز تسلیم کی جاتی ہیں۔ اس ویڈیو میں وہ بتاتی ہیں کہ انھوں نے یہ کتاب کیوں لکھی۔ ان کی کتاب ‘گجرات فائلس’ میں ان معاملات کے سنسنی خیز انکشافات ہیں جو نریندر مودی اور امت شاہ کے عروج اور ان کے گجرات سے دہلی تک کے اقتدار کے سفر کے متوازی چلتے ہیں۔ ریاست کے پس پردہ سچ کو ان ہی لوگوں کی زبانی بے نقاب کیا گیا ہے جن پر تفتیشی کمیشنوں کو بیان دیتے وقت نسیان طاری ہوگیا تھا۔ تاہم مذکورہ اسٹنگ آپریشن کے دوران خفیہ طور پر ٹیپ کی گئیں ویڈیوز میں انہوں نے بہت سے راز افشا کردیے۔ یہی اس معرکۃ الآرا کتاب کی بنیادی خصوصیت ہے۔ یہ کتاب مضامین پبلشرز (مضامین ڈاٹ کام) نے اردو میں شائع کی ہے جسے منشورات پبلشرز اینڈ ڈسٹری بیوٹرز (9718648338, manshuratindia@gmail.com) یا فاروس میڈیا (books@pharosmedia, 9868656614) سے حاصل کیا جاسکتا ہے۔ مذکورہ کتاب Amazon پر بھی موجود ہے۔ لنک نیچے دیا گیا ہے۔ http://www.amazon.in/dp/8172210248/ _____________________________________________________ Rana Ayyub is a renowned independent journalist who was formerly an editor at Tehelka. She is considered an important voice in the country for her body of investigative and political reporting. In this video she tells why she chose to write her remarkable book ‘Gujarat Files’. With sensational disclosures about cases that run parallel to Narendra Modi and Amit Shah’s ascent to power and their journey from Gujarat to New Delhi, the book tells you the hushed truth of the state in the words of those who developed amnesia while speaking before commissions of enquiry, but held nothing back in the secretly taped videos which form the basis of this remarkable read. ‘Gujarat Files’ has been translated in Urdu and published by Mazameen Publishers and can be had from Manshurat Publishers and Distributors (9718648338, manshuratindia@gmail.com) or Pharos Media (books@pharosmedia, 9868656614) The Urdu version of the book is also availble on Amazon from the following link: http://www.amazon.in/dp/8172210248/

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