Our Moon Has Blood Clots

Our Moon Has Blood Clots

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Rahul Pandita was fourteen years old in 1990 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 becoming increasingly agitated with the cries of A”AzadiA• from India. The heartbreaking story of Kashmir has so far been told through the prism of the brutality of the Indian state, and the pro-independence demands of separatists. But there is another part of the story that has remained unrecorded and buried. Our Moon Has Blood Clots is the unspoken chapter in the story of Kashmir, in which it was purged of the Kashmiri Pandit community in a violent ethnic cleansing backed by Islamist militants. Hundreds of people were tortured and killed, and about 3, 50, 000 Kashmiri PanditsAŠwere forced to leave their homes andAŠspend the rest of their lives in exile inAŠtheir own country.AŠ Rahul Pandita has written a deeply personal, powerful and unforgettable story of history, home and loss.In Shahar, as I realized later, speaking onea#39;s own language meant so much. It filled one ... The man thought by adding an a#39;aa#39;, a Kashmiri word could turn into a Hindi one. It did, but ... He must have remembered some school essay on the cow .

Title:Our Moon Has Blood Clots
Author:Rahul Pandita
Publisher:Random House India - 2013-01-19


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