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Our moon has blood clots : a memoir of a lost home in Kashmir / Rahul Pandita.

By: Pandita, Rahul [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Gurgaon : Random House India, ©2013Description: 258 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9788184005134 (paperback).Subject(s): Pandita, Rahul | Kashmiri Pandits -- Biography | Ethnic conflict -- India -- Jammu and Kashmir | Genocide -- India -- Jammu and Kashmir | Journalists -- India -- Jammu and Kashmir -- Biography | Jammu and Kashmir (India) -- Ethnic relationsDDC classification: 305.89546 PAN Summary: "Rahul Pandita was fourteen years old when he was forced to leave his home in Srinagar along with his family, who were Kashmiri Pandits: the Hindu minority within a Muslim-majority Kashmir that was by 1990 becoming increasingly agitated with the cries of 'Azaadi' [freedom] from India. The heartbreaking story of Kashmir has so far been told mainly through the prism of the brutality of the Indian security forces, the pro-independence demands of Muslim separatists or India and Pakistan's rivalry. But there is another part of the story that has remained unrecorded and buried. Our Moon Has Blood Clots is the untold chapter in the story of Kashmir, in which hundreds of thousands of Kashmiri Pandits were tortured, killed and forced to leave their homes by Islamist militants, and to spend the rest of their lives in exile in their own country. Rahul Pandita has written a deeply personal, powerful and unforgettable story of history, home and loss."--Page 4 of cover.
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Originally published: 2013.
"Vintage" -- cover.

"Rahul Pandita was fourteen years old when he was forced to leave his home in Srinagar along with his family, who were Kashmiri Pandits: the Hindu minority within a Muslim-majority Kashmir that was by 1990 becoming increasingly agitated with the cries of 'Azaadi' [freedom] from India. The heartbreaking story of Kashmir has so far been told mainly through the prism of the brutality of the Indian security forces, the pro-independence demands of Muslim separatists or India and Pakistan's rivalry. But there is another part of the story that has remained unrecorded and buried. Our Moon Has Blood Clots is the untold chapter in the story of Kashmir, in which hundreds of thousands of Kashmiri Pandits were tortured, killed and forced to leave their homes by Islamist militants, and to spend the rest of their lives in exile in their own country. Rahul Pandita has written a deeply personal, powerful and unforgettable story of history, home and loss."--Page 4 of cover.

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