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An Ordinary Man\'s Guide to Radicalism

An Ordinary Man\'s Guide to Radicalism
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An Ordinary Man\'s Guide to Radicalism
  • Stock Status: In Stock.
  • Publisher: Westland
  • ISBN-13:  9789386850515
  • Total Pages:  280 Pages
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Book Language:  English
  • Available Book Formats: Hardcover
  • Year:  2018
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I heard many people saying that one of the terrorists had studied in Jamia School, in my batch. If ‘they’ were to say I was friends with him, how would I deny it? I had very few friends in school, but who would believe that?You can alter your future, but how do you change your past? 19 September 2008, the Batla House encounter. That one day changed the life of a young man from Inderwan Bairam in Bihar’s Gopalganj district. An over-protected childhood in the village, an ambitious migration to Delhi as a young boy for better education, an undisciplined and shiftless adolescence – all of this history is flattened out into one tiny slice of Neyaz Farooquee’s identity: Muslim. From Jamia Nagar. Who lived practically next door to the Terrorists who had been killed in the encounter. A Potential T..
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Sold ByWESTLAND
AuthorNeyaz Farooquee
ISBN-109386850516
ISBN-139789386850515
FormatHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Pages280 Pages
Publication Year2018

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An Ordinary Man\'s Guide to Radicalism

I heard many people saying that one of the terrorists had studied in Jamia School, in my batch. If ‘they’ were to say I was friends with him, how would I deny it? I had very few friends in school, but who would believe that?

You can alter your future, but how do you change your past?

 

19 September 2008, the Batla House encounter. That one day changed the life of a young man from Inderwan Bairam in Bihar’s Gopalganj district. An over-protected childhood in the village, an ambitious migration to Delhi as a young boy for better education, an undisciplined and shiftless adolescence – all of this history is flattened out into one tiny slice of Neyaz Farooquee’s identity: Muslim. From Jamia Nagar. Who lived practically next door to the Terrorists who had been killed in the encounter. A Potential Terrorist himself? How, after all, does a man prove that he is (and not merely pretending to be) a Normal Human Being?

 

Sardonic and wise, Farooquee scrapes out the unvarnished truth about identity and stereotypes, about life in a ghetto, and the small and big disappointments that make up an ordinary life. 

A necessary book for our troubled times.


About the Author


Neyaz Farooquee is a journalist based in Delhi. He was a fellow at the New India Foundation and Sarai-CSDS. He was previously a staff writer at Hindustan Times, and has contributed to The New York Times, Al Jazeera and Tehelka.


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