Top positive review
Incredibly well researched and referenced, forensic in telling the story of a modern massacre
2 November 2017
Published 33 years after the massacre of Sikhs in India's capital, Delhi that subsequently spread to other parts of India, this book takes a look back at the events and the subsequent political cover up. Pav Singh presents a forensic breakdown of the events, the collusion and the horrors of the 1984 Delhi massacre.
You will hear the words 'horror', chilling', 'important' to describe this book - all of that is true. For me its greatest contribution is that it's incredibly well researched and referenced, forensic in its telling, avoids hyperbole and powerfully tells the story of the Indian State's collusion in killings that exceeded the combined civilian death tolls of the conflict in Northern Ireland, Tiananmen Square and 9/11.
This is an important book, it is required reading for all Indians, Sikh or otherwise. It should be required reading for anyone interested in India, International relations, human rights or international law.