Recommended reading list from Houston Camp 06...
However during the 1984 discussions, I recommended some books for further reading and research of India's unwanted events during and after the 1984 time period. As viewed in the movie Amu, which was shown during camp and is definitely a movie to pick up once released, many individuals in our community still refuse to discuss or reflect on the 1984 time period. In order to break the silence, the current generation (many who did not experience the events first hand) must learn and research what happened to the Sikhs of India during this time.
Below is a series of books recommended for reading that help paint the overall picture to what happened in 1984. Some are in favor of the Sikh's issues during this time period, while others expose the failures experienced in India's young democracy. In the end, it is left to the individual to understand what happened and how to prevent atrocities to be committed again in civilized nations.
Here are the books in no particular order:
"Lost In History: 1984 Reconstructed"
by: Gunisha Kaur
"India Commits Suicide"
by: Gurdarshan Singh Dhillon
"Politics of Genocide"
by: Inderjit Singh Jaijee
"Operation Black Thunder"
by: Sarabjit Singh
"Fighting for Faith and Nation"
by: Cynthia Keppley Mahmood
"The Gallant Defender"
by: A.R. Darshi
"Eye-witness account of Operation Blue Star"
by: Giani Kirpal Singh
"Operation Blue Star: The True Story"
by: Lt. Gen. K.S. Brar
"Struggle for Justice"
by: Ranbir Singh Sandhu
"The Punjab Story"
by: Various Reporters
"Amritsar: Mrs. Gandhi's Last Battle"
by: Mark Tully & Satish Jacob
"Aftermath of Operation Bluestar"
by: M.S. Deora
"The Sikhs of the Punjab"
by: Joyce J. M. Pettigrew
"Through the Corridors of Power"
by: P.C. Alexander
"Vengeance: India after the Assassination of Indira Gandhi"
by: Pranay Gupte
Many of these books can be found either at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndiaClub.com, or searches through Froogle.
Happy New Year to all!