Operation Jai Mata Di

Operation Jai Mata Di

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In a daring midnight operation by armed men, over 10,000 pilgrims are taken hostage en route to the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi, a popular Himalayan religious-tourist destination in the troubled Northern Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. The hostage-takers threaten to shoot pilgrims every day, unless the incumbent Government accedes to their demands. With the largest Hindu festival of Diwali just around the corner and elections less than six months away, the Government at the center is under immense pressure to act. What will the Government do? The army? The intelligence agencies? The common man? No terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Who are these men? Is there a larger plot? Faced with such unprecedented events, will the country descend into unimaginable anarchy or will it rise above the issues of collective apathy and greed that have plagued it since Independence?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 127 x 203.2 x 13.46mm | 294.83g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508483698
  • 9781508483694

About Pratik Shah

Who arst I, I ask myself often And whence I know, I know, I need know nothin' more I need say nothin' more Well, I wrote my first quarter-novella when I was a kid. Those were the days when we played in the CIA - KGB cold war turf. And so inspired I was, a boy, whole of 13 years, that I spent an entire day scribbling notes till my friends came calling for an evening game of soccer. In those couple of hours, I must have written @ 5,000 words. The story was about Sekakova, a Russian agent, landing in USA and doing stuff that a spy usually did during those times. Books take us on adventures, lead us afar; oft we live vicariously through the books we read. It's true. For I was only a boy in a remote Indian town penning whatever it is that I was penning. Now many a sun-sets (and a few strands of grey hair) later, I sit in Mumbai. Have traveled to a few parts of the world. Have written blogs and short-stories which have been well received. The reading bit has taken a pause and writing bit has taken a foreground. One of my short stories - Wavering Bounds - has been published in a book 'Inner Voices', Mirage Publications, India, as one of the winners of a worldwide short story contest held in 2008. I'm a blogger at a private blog, and a poet (well, self-acclaimed). And if you happen to catch me at the right moment, which is most of the times btw, you'll find me singing and strumming to my songs. I'm a singer-songwriter. You can catch me at www.writesaidpratik.com
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