Our Moon has Blood Clots : The Exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits
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    Our Moon has Blood Clots : The Exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits (English, Hardcover, Rahul Pandita)

    Our Moon has Blood Clots : The Exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits  (English, Hardcover, Rahul Pandita)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Vintage Books||Random House
    • ISBN: 9788184000870, 8184000871
    • Edition: 2013
    • Pages: 272
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    Casting new insight into the tragic ethnic cleansing of an entire community from their homeland. Pandita wrings out the hardest emotions of a troubled time in a troubled state and creates a powerful expose in his memoir.

    Summary Of The Book

    Any Kashmiri born post the 1990s may not know of the cohabitation shared among the Kashmiri pandits and the Muslims or of the true nature of the Pandits who had been exiled. Pandita does much in this memoir to shed light on the true accounts of that troubled time in Kashmiri history and the real nature of the revolution.

    Pandita himself was fourteen years old when he and his family were forced out of their home in Srinagar. Though it happened in 1990, the memory is still sharp and unrelenting in Pandita's mind.

    It was the Islamic fundamentalists who carried out the purge, but it was not just the militants who steered this unjust cause. There were many families involved in the darkest phase of the Kashmiri story. Pandita doesn’t leave out the brutality of the Indian state, the pleas for independence or the condition of the pandits who finally lost their homes and their identities to a vague stamp of ‘refugee.’ The author also talks about how his cousin brother was killed in this ethnic cleansing.

    Our Moon Has Blood Clots: The Exodus Of The Kashmiri Pandits moves from testimonies to detailed rituals and even into poetry with glimpses of history as Pandita employs a stirring narrative that is difficult to let go. The brutal cleansing and exilement affected no less than 350,000 Pandits of whom 700 were brutally killed. A deeply intimate story, this book is a must read for anyone willing to learn the truth about the Kashmiri Pandits and their exodus.

    A compelling read, Our Moon Has Blood Clots: The Exodus Of The Kashmiri Pandits has garnered a lot of attention due to its inflammable content. His sensitivity is the guiding tour de force that raises the quality of this book to a more elevated stature.

    About Rahul Pandita

    Rahul Pandita is an Indian author and a conflict zone reporter.

    He has authored the best selling Hello, Bastar: The Untold Story of India’s Maoist Movement and co-authored The Absent State.

    Pandita was born in Kashmir and he relocated to Delhi with his family of pandits as they were exiled from their homeland. He has extensively reported from conflict zones that include Sri Lanka and Iraq for a number of newspapers and magazines. He was awarded the International Red Cross Award in 2010 for his contributions in the same field. He works as an associate editor with Open Magazine. He currently lives in Gurgaon.

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      • 2013
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      • Rahul Pandita
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      • 448 g
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    Our Moon has blood clots

    I should start by saying that our history has huge gaps....I heard about this book on NDTV's program on Kashmiri Pandits and I ordered it in Kindle edition. I could not keep it down until I had finished it because finally I was learning about the plight of the Pandits; raw,as it happened with no efforts at glossing over the harsh reality of this ethnic cleansing in Modern India.
    While living in Delhi I was a witness to the trickle of Pandits into Delhi and daily saw their pathetic little wood...
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    Vandana Mittal

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    23 Jan, 2013

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    beautifully written deeply emotional extensively honest.

    i was 4 years old when the armed rebellion took place in Kashmir i live next to habba kadal as he mentioned in his book "safakadal" i don't conceptualize much images of the exodus but i remember how militants brutally murdered KP's and how they burn their homes loot their household appliances not only that government buildings bridges schools everything was almost in shambles. there was a large public and administrative disorder .Law did not prevail fear anxiousness and uncertainty was cl...
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    Wasim Khanday

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    4 Dec, 2013

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    A must read

    This book is a must read for all the Indians, because it really exposes the lies that the GOI had been projecting to the public on the issue of Kashmir for years. It scares me when I try to put myself in the shoes of the Kashmiri Pandits. If it can happen in Kashmir, it can happen anywhere in India. What if it happens to one of us? That is the thought which really sends shivers down my spine. It is sad to see successive governments not taking toll of the Kashmir situation and trying to come u...
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    Dakshinamurty N V

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    First few pages are so strong that you keep reading

    This book is in form of a memoir. Some of the most moving sections of the book deal with his mother's great initial shock at being called a refugee and her consequent compulsive need to tell strangers that her home in Kashmir had 22 rooms.

    As someone critical of state excesses in Kashmir and put out by reports of the discovery of unmarked graves and the detention of children, you are not sure you want to pick up Rahul Pandita's Our Moon Has Blood Clots about the exodus of the Pandits from th...
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    Ankush Kaul

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    29 Jan, 2013

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    Great and brave book...all Indians must read it to understand the plight of KPs

    Great book, and more than great book it is a brave book that not many can even think to write in the so called secular country like India.

    But I am not happy with the inclusion of Guj riots and subsequent abuse to RSS in this book, it was completely irrelevant and at the same time, abuse to RSS was too baseless. I do not doubt the secular and liberal credentials of Rahul Pandita, but am still not sure that why in India, a person can not prove his secular or liberal credentials without abusi...
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    Manish Chauhan

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    5 Mar, 2013

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    Yes, our moon does have blood clots

    Rahul Pandita s book is one of the finest exile literature coming out from Kashmiri Pandit Community, its not just his story, its my story and story of each of 7 lakh exiled Kashmiri Pandits. Rahul Pandita has aptly depicited the pain of an exiled community. Read this book to know why 7 Lakh Kashmiri Pandits were hounded out Kashmir, Read this book to know, that it was not first time they were hounded out, read this book to know, why it is often said by our parents" Hum reh nahin rahey theyy ...
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    Vithal Chowdhary

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    25 Jan, 2013

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    Our moon has blood clots.... Must Read....... Must Read

    This book took me back to the times of the exodus... I remember the days vividly till date. Being 8 years of age at that time I couldn't understand that my winter vacations at school would be my last adieu there. This well charted manuscript written in a lucid and crystal clear manner sheds the profane mannerism of the majority community over there. I was shaken and had a chill running down my spine while I read page after page. The horrific atmosphere prevalent that time was being recreated ...
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    varun

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    28 Apr, 2013

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    Must read

    Although the book is essentially about the circumstances and the manner in which Kashmiri Pandits were forced out of their homes in the year 1990, any individual or community that has had to leave home under similar circumstances will relate to it.
    The book is an eye-opener to our so called stable, secure life. It should be read by everyone who speak about human rights for terrorists and criminals but ignore those of innocents. A must read for any Indian who wishes to truly understand the Kas...
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    Archana Akhramka

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    4 Jun, 2013

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    There have always been portions of our history that our supposed 'democratic' government loves to censor and hide (largely anything that does not explicitly deals with great deeds of Nehru-Gandhi and their sons and daughters). I would consider this a riveting documentation of one of them. The author's raw emotion in the book has often overflowed leading to a bit of incoherence but the human appeal that it provides is deeply touching. A must read for any Indian who wishes to truly understand t...
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    Piyush Tariyal

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    26 Jan, 2013

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    Very good book

    A slap on face of secularists and specially on Ram chandra Guha. How islamic theories are extremist and their literature should be handled carefully. Excellent book...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
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    Harshvardhan Sharma

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    24 Aug, 2013

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