Of God And Our Country:
An avalanche of response from concerned readers
IT’S BEEN an
instructive week at TEHELKA. Intensely. The politicians have been eerily
silent. Or disturbingly evasive. The people have spoken. In reams and
cascades. On e-mail, through SMS, through letters and on phone. It’s
been a task this past week manning the floodgates; as we went to press,
the response was still streaming in. Congratulation. Outrage. Concern.
Even abuse. No matter what you do, it’s foolhardy not to expect
abuse in India.
But we have been clear why the truth of Gujarat 2002 had to be told —
it’s about where we have fundamentally erred as a people and a nation,
it’s about critical and urgent lessons we need to learn. That is
why we called it the most important story of our time. Hearteningly, the
preponderant response to the story has affirmed that sense. Something
deeply violative and vile happened in Gujarat. And it awaits correction
— punishment to the guilty, justice to the victims. That’s
the call that rings again and again through these letters. Over to them.
Magazine Issue 46, Dated Dec 1, 2007
Horror Come Home
The Devil's Engine?
The Week The Temperatures Fell
Magazine Issue 45, Dated Nov 24, 2007
Country Do You Want Mr Chandan Mitra?
'The Spirit Knows No Politics'
Don't Spare Him
Yes, But Whose?
Lunch: The Last Refuge of The Ordinary (download PDF)
A comic-strip poster in response
to the Tehelka revelations, by Udayan Chakravarty
From Tehelka Magazine Issue 44, Dated Nov 17, 2007
'Take the Tapes as Prima Facie Evidence’
Jafri Fights On
Know Men in the Gulbarg Mob’
Test Case for the Indian State’
Evidence Won’t Go Away
with the Same Brush
the People,the Bystanders
the Fortress of Impunity
Leaders Decry Hate Politics
from the Past?
the Majority — So What?
Known, Yet Still a Shock
My Brothers, Hindu, Muslim
for the Supreme Court
Something. Come Together
of Gujarat, Its Other Voices
the Rule of Law. Now
PM, Millions Have Put Their Trust in You’
Landslide Win for Mass Murder?
Blow These Myths
of Mob Politics
Takers for Art on the Riots
Blot on the Very Core of Civil Society’
About the Banerjee Commission?