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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    It's an eye opener !

    This is the story of Kashmiri Pandits who were subjected to religious persecution, harassed, abused, raped, killed and made to flee. Thus they became refugees in their own country. They were completely ignored by the political leaders, media and their countrymen making them nobody's people.

    It is shocking that in hundreds of cases of Pandit killings, not a single person was convicted. Also what is surprising is that there are no incidents of Pandits resisting, retaliating or fighting back. ...
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    Mandar

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    21 Dec, 2014

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    Amazing One

    Being a Kashmiri pandit, i wanted to read this book . After reading this book i got to know various things about kashmiri pandit community. How they were mentally and physically tortured by others. I know respect the hatred which is there in their hearts for those who made them suffer.
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    Sparsh Shangloo

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    19 Dec, 2014

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    Must Read

    Every Indian should read the book to understand the trauma faced by Kashmiri Pandits. Author had bought out the pain & suffering without resorting to jingoism. There are no big issues / themes in the book, just a heartbreaking and deeply hurting story of a Kashmiri family.
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    Mantosh

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    15 Dec, 2014

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    a must read guys !!!

    i am always curious about kashmir issue.so this book was bound to draw my attention. once i started reading this,could not stop myself.very intriguing story,well narrated.initially i had problem connecting with the book as i was new to kashmiri culture.but as i continued i became a fan of rahul pandita.please read this n be well-informed about this burning issue of our country !!!
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    Gourahari Pradhan

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    21 Nov, 2014

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    The book shows secularism is failed in India

    Where they all have gone? Leaving there all behind in the land they had been living for last thousands years. They means families like Mattu, Zutsi, Ganju,Bhat, Razdan,Sapru, - they all are Kashmiri pundits or say Kashmiri hindu who from 1989 onwards are only fleeing the valley to live a life of beggar in Jammu, Delhi & other places.This is the story no body likes. Our Neheruvian secularism does not allow us to voice when the issue of Kashmiri pundits comes. Our secular parties have enough ti...
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    SOMEN SENGUPTA

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    12 Nov, 2014

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    its all true

    being a kashmiri pandit,after reading the book, i can say that every word written in the book is true. it seems as if someone is watching an interesting movie.written in an interesting manner.Well Done Rahul jee
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    Rahul Raina

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    21 May, 2014

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    Subtle and Enlightening!

    Our Moon Has Blood Clots is a poignant memoir of lost home, hardship and survival. It reflects the pain and innocence of childhood. The narration is deep yet lucid. It depicts a sense of loss brilliantly!

    For me it was subtle and enlightening! A gripping, shocking and revealing read about the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits.
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    Tarang

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    13 May, 2014

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    couldn't put down

    an eye opener by pandita. written with honesty and heart. gives a lucid account of the exodus of kashmiri pandits . brilliant piece of work. would recommend for all to read.
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    Aparna Sharma

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    1 May, 2014

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    A must read for every Kashmiri Pandit

    A book the really details the hardships faced by Kashmiri Pandits due to the mass exodus. I think the community should thank Rahul for coming out with such a great masterpiece.
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    Ankur Razdan

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    21 Apr, 2014

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    Refugees in their own country

    'Our moon has blood clots' is the untold story of the atrocities the Kashmiri Pandits were subjected to in their own country & the indifferent attitude of the pseudo secular politicians who shout from house tops when it comes to displaying their false concerns for minorities, yet did nothing when Lakhs of Pandits were driven out of J&K & many killed.
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    Rajesh Malhotra

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    18 Apr, 2014

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