- Authors : Monika Arora , Prerana Malhotra, Sonali Chitalkar
About the Book :
Delhi Riots 2020: The Untold Story provides an explosive revelation of the plot behind the riots, how they were planned and executed, how weapons were procured and stockpiled, and exactly what happened.
On February 23 2020, North – East Delhi was engulfed by communal violence. The bloodbath that followed over the next three days left at least 53 people dead and scores of homes looted, shops and schools ransacked and burnt to the grounds.
The worst communal violence in India’s capital in three decades was widely reported both by the Indian and global media. Numerous debates in newspapers and television talked about the violence, the role of the police and the government.
The book also takes a close look at the background to the carnage-CAA (The Citizen Amendment Act,2019), the unrest and violence in universities and the dharna at Shaheen Bagh and other sites in Delhi.
Publisher : Garuda Prakashan ; Paperback
About the Authors :
Advocate Monika Arora practices in the Supreme Court of India and High Court of Delhi. She is the Standing Counsel of Union of India and JNU. Through her numerous Public Interest Litigations, she got posters banned in Delhi;she also had defamatory words such as ‘terrorists’ attached to revolutionaries such as Bhagat Singh and instead have them referred to as ‘freedom fighters’ in school textbooks; she also sought the rightful place of Sanskrit in Kendriya Vidyalayas.
She is a prolific speaker and is committed to social and national causes. She is also the Convener of Group of Intellectuals and Academicians (GIA).
Prerna Malhotra teaches English at Ram Lal Anand College, University of Delhi. She has co-authored and edited six books and contributed articles to numerous journals, newspapers and web-portals on core and contemporary issues. She published her first co-authored book Technical Writing and Communication in 2012. She is a regular panelist on media debates, a columnist, editor and translator. She has been a member of more than half a dozen FFTs conducted by GIA and other organisations. She is working on a project related to Left-wing Extremism in Bastar, Chhattisgarh. She is also the Co-convener of UDAAN, an organisation which works in the cultural domain at College and University campuses in NCR. She has received awards and accolades for her academic and social contribution.
Sonali Chitalkar is Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Miranda House University of Delhi. Her area of specialization is International Relations with a focus on Conflict Resolution. She has been working on the state of Jammu and Kashmir in the last few years as a part of Peace facilitation and conflict resolution committee.
She has also worked on inter-regional aspirations in Jammu and Kashmir, spent time studying on ground the evolution of politics in the former State. Her doctoral thesis is on Education Policy in Jammu and Kashmir. She is currently working on the framework of an Indic Theory of Gender as part of her interest in Decolonisation of the Indian mind and Indigenous Political Theory.