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Rahul Pandita was fourteen years old when he was forced to leave his home in Srinagar along with his family. They were Kashmiri Pandits-the Hindu minority within a Muslim-majority Kashmir that was by becoming increasingly agitated with the cries of 'Azaadi' from India. Read "Our Moon Has Blood Clots A Memoir of a Lost Home in Kashmir" by Rahul Pandita available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get. Editorial Reviews. Review. "This powerful and moving book throws a sharp new light onto one download a Kindle Kindle eBooks Kindle Unlimited Prime Reading Best Sellers & More Kindle Book Deals Free Reading Apps Kindle Singles.


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Rahul Pandita was fourteen years old when he was forced to leave his home in Srinagar along with his family. They were Kashmiri Pandits-the Hindu minority. Our Moon Has Blood Clots is the story of Kashmir, in which Pandita has written a deeply personal, powerful and unforgettable story of history. ReadOur Moon Has Blood Clots: A Memoir of a Lost Home in Kashmir Kindle ready Download here: sppn.info?book=X.

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But something is different now. A tiny flame sits hidden somewhere, but the light it emits gives it away.

Wrapped in a polythene, tucked away safe in my mind a little goodbye, maybe, or just a passing smile In , Muslim militants in the valley of Kashmir, India, systematically initiated their assault on the Religious minority called Kashmiri Pandits which led to an exodus of approx. The religious majority i. Muslims wanted Kashmir to be an independent state, or as another theory goes, they wanted it to be a part of Pakistan and not India. But in either case, why would they want to banish a significant minority?

What harm was it doing?

Why were the slogans of Pakistan Zindabad, Long live Pakistan, chanted after India's loss in a cricket match? Why were the houses of Pandits pelted with stones on their religious festivals? Why were their women made to cover their heads in public? Why were slogans like "Flee, Convert or Die" constantly heard from Mosques? The list of Why's goes on. But the biggest question remains that Why the administration slept through the whole episode and even today turn a blind eye towards the welfare of Kashmiri Pandits?

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This memoir is written by the renown journalist Rahul Pandita whose 14yrs self lay frightened to death in arms of his father on the night of January 19th, in the house that his father had built using his Provident Fund and his wife's jewelry. His father who was his Hero could not even whisper words of assurances to his family midst the crescendo of war cries emanating from the mosques surrounding their house and inspite of Border Security Force camp being just on their back side.

Somehow when dawn killed the dark, they took a breath of relief and decided to stay in Kashmir as long as they could because after all it was home.

But inevitably, they had to leave their 22 room house and live a life of refugees in Jammu in abysmal circumstances.

The birds fly away to the southern sky searching a home a bunch o' paper flowers, or a little boy left all alone Can somebody hear me, I'm screamin' from so far away morning who'll calm you,now the evening's eclipsed again This untold reality is extremely important because it does not speak of Pandita's family alone or their sufferings, which perhaps are minuscule as compared to some of their fellow Pandits', but also to a large extent of a bigger picture which kills many fake and forged stories circulated to cover the existing reality and change the history as it happened.

People can still argue upon authenticity of the voice of Pandita.

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I give them that. But, how can you refute the fact that families of Kashmiri Pandits did exile. Exiled from their homes where their ancestors lived for thousands of years. Exiled from their roots. The author, scheduled to deliver a series of lectures at the University of New York, Michigan State University, Carnegie Endowment of International Peace among other educational institutions, talks about the challenges in writing the book.

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Tells us about the research that went into the book. The book is part memoir, part reportage.

I was aware that I was writing about events that occurred 23 years ago. So, every incident I describe has been confirmed and reconfirmed in a strict journalistic manner.

There, my training as a journalist helped a lot. The research was extremely tough because the episode of our exodus is painful.

Many people I spoke to were reluctant to talk.

It was challenging, for example, to make a person called Vinod Dhar speak to me. He was young when he lost his entire family and other Hindu neighbours in a massacre by Islamist terrorists in a tiny hamlet in Kashmir Valley.

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My own homelessness took me to these places, to chronicle other tragedies. When I returned to it later, I was able to force my way through some painful moments of my life.

What made you finally decide to write about the displacement of Pandits?

I started thinking of it when I was in college, and over the years, I wrote whatever I could remember. Many times I gave up.

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I had to wade through periods of darkness. But the images stayed with me. It was a wound I kept on touching so that it remains festering.

In the last few years, I became angrier at the way our story was ignored by the media. When academics and filmmakers spoke about Kashmir, they either chose to bypass the story of Kashmiri Pandits or lied through their teeth about the circumstances that led to our exodus.

How do you write objectively about a young man who was dragged out of a bus and shot dead?Many times I gave up.

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