Surreal nightmare

Print edition : March 20, 2015

The author says the vision of a hard state began to be pushed in earnest by the corporate world post-26/11. Here, the Railway Police at Churchgate station in Mumbai, which sees 27 lakh commuters every day. Photo: PAUL NORONHA

A protest against the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act by members of the Popular Front of India in Thanjavur on March 5, 2014. Photo: B. VELANKANNI RAJ

The book unravels the nature of India as a hard state and the tragedy of its victims who, like characters in Kafka’s novels, find themselves unable to escape a labyrinthine situation.
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