Island of Blood: Frontline Reports from Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Other South Asian Flashpoints

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Penguin Books, 2003 - Political Science - 276 pages
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In this distillation of frontline experiences and cultural insights, Anita Pratap, one of the finest journalists India has ever produced, faithfully reports on the consequences of war, ethnic conflict, earthquakes, cyclones, prejudices, and the mindless hatred and fear that has hurt so much of the world. Wherever there was a story to be told-from her native India to Afghanistan and Sri Lanka-Pratap braved the odds to send in reports from the front, managing to track down elusive stories and make headlines. With determined diligence she exposed the terrors inside such frightening regimes as the Taliban, returning home each time with a renewed determination to appreciate and celebrate the ordinary.

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User Review  - Indu - Goodreads

A vitally important, informative book recounting the first hand accounts of a journalist's experiences. The places she covers range from Sri Lanka to Afghanistan to many regions of India; the issues ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mary - Goodreads

I started this book in 2006, haven't been able to complete it cuz of the graphic nature of this book. I had to put it down and pick up something lighter at times. But I'd have to say, that Anita ... Read full review

Contents

MOTHERS AND SONS
3
A NATION OF REBELS
145
ON ANOTHER PLANET
172
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Anita Pratap has worked for leading Indian and American newspapers and magazines including India Today and Time. She was the New Delhi Bureau Chief for CNN and has won several prestigious international awards for her work.

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