Three informers. Murky bylanes of the underworld that hold the key to deadly terror plots. The chase for India's most wanted terrorist. The lives of three of Mumbai police's best informers collide in the shady bylanes of the underworld. It's a bad bad world. A world of crime, sex, drugs, murder and betrayal. He who lies lives to see the light of another day. A day replete with even greater risks. From shady underworld dealings to switching gang loyalties, the men graduate to selling information on terrorism. Then begins the chase...to catch India's most wanted terrorist: Riyaz Bhatkal, the man with the ominous track record of masterminding seven blasts in three years. The search takes them to the most unassuming yet dangerous terror hubs across India. With trust in short supply, time ticking away and the sword of Damocles over their heads, the men can only hope that they are not on a wild goose chase.
On Rishad Saam Mehta's journeys - and as a travel writer and all-round road-trip junkie, he's been on many - there's a particular thing he noticed. There's not a highway, road or dirt track in India where you can't find a cup of chai whenever you want it. And with those cuppas come encounters and incidents that make travelling in India a fascinating adventure. In this riveting book, which includes stories of honey- and saffron-infused tea shared with a shepherd in Kashmir, and a strong brew that revives the author after almost getting lynched by an irate mob in Kerala, Rishad takes you across the length and breadth of India, from Manali to Munnar, from the Rann of Kutch to Khajuraho, with a wonderful combination of wit, sensitivity and insight.
Lashkar: Into The Heart Of Terror
Lashkar: Into The Heart Of Terror by Mukul Deva
Iqbal, a small-town boy from Lucknow, is lured across the Indian border into Pakistan for training as a jihadi by one of the most dreaded terrorist organizations in the world. Months later, on 29 October 2005, on the eve of Diwali and Eid, a series of bomb blasts unleash death and destruction on the streets of Delhi. The blasts are a continuation off the proxy war being waged by Pakistan's military and intelligence services on India. The magnitude of destruction caused by the bombs sends the normally docile Indian public into a frenzied rage and their demand for justice rocks the Indian Government into action. The time has come to call upon the ultra-secret Force 22 of the Indian Army to avenge the attack...
The Bookseller of Kabul
The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad
For more than twenty years, Sultan Khan has defied the authorities, whether communist or Taliban, to supply books to the people of Kabul. He has been arrested, interrogated, and imprisoned, and has watched illiterate Taliban soldiers burn piles of his books in the street.
In spring 2002 award-winning journalist Asne Seirstad spent four months living with the bookseller and his family.As Seirstad steps back form the page and let the Khans tell their stories,we learn of proposal and marriages,hope and fear,crime and punishment.The result is a unique portrait of a family and a country.