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Table Of Contents For 'Dreams After Darkness , A Search For Life Ordinary Under The Shadow Of 1984' By Manraj Grewal
|LOOK BACK IN ANGER||21|
|THE MAN WHO WOULD BE ASSASSIN||39|
|Karamjit Singh Sunam|
|AND SOME GOT CARRIED AWAY ...||65|
|Nirmal Singh Nimma|
|SONS OF TURMOIL||89|
|Harbrinder, Gurbrinder and Harjinder, sons of Gurbachan Singh Manochahal|
|FREEDOM IN EXILE||113|
|Wassan Singh Zaffarwal|
|A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS||127|
|Kanwar Pal Singh Dhami|
|A STATE OF MIND||149|
|Atinder Pal Singh|
|ORPHANS OF HATE||173|
|Sarabjit, Amrit and Harinder, children of Indira Gandhi's assassin Beant Singh|
|IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER||185|
|Isher Singh, elder son of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale|
|PRISONS OF LEARNING||211|
|Ranjit Singh Gill 'Kukki'|
From The Backcover Of The Book Of 'Dreams After Darkness - A Search For A Life Ordinary Under The Shadow Of 1984' By Manraj Grewal
Terrorism. Post-9/11, the world has become the new unifier of the global village. But what is it that drives seemingly ordinary men and women to guns? what is it that makes them kill or die? Alienation, religion, independence... these are much flogged cliches, which mystify more, and clarify less. But behind the gun is a son, a father, a husband, an ordinary man. This book is about that human being. It is about people who lived militancy in Punjab. Some drifted into the current unbidden, others willed themselves to it, hurtling into the Dark Decade with a vengeance.
This is a story about the children of that Dark Decade. It is about their journey over the precipice, and back. There are ten of them who do their telling here. One is the son of the man who was at the helm of it all, the larger-than-life figure who inspired jihadi zeal in Punjab. There are others who became his footsoldiers. Then, there are the children living in the shadow of the father, who, fired by the collective angst over Operation Bluestar, shot down the Indian prime minister he was duty-bound to protect. Some have made their peace with life, the others are still searching for it, but each has a fascinating story to tell. A dream to share. This is their book.
About The Author Of 'Dreams After Darkness , A Search For Life Ordinary Under The Shadow Of 1984'
Manraj Grewal is city editor with The Indian Express, Chandigarh.
Front cover: A bird's eyeview of the Golden Temple complex in Amritsar on May 15, 1988, a day after the completion of Operation Black Thunder to flush out militants from the temple.
Back cover: Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwala along with his followers arriving to court arrest at the City Kotwali in Amritsar. Photos by Swadesh Talwar / The Indian Express, Chandigarh.
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