Dantewada, Dec 14th to 17th 2009: Three days in the cauldron, on the eve of the Padyatra

Some of my readers know that I have been in India since September 2009 working on my dissertation research. I have had little time to write on the blog although there has been no shortage of things to write about.

A couple of my recent travel reports were published on sanhati.com. One on my experience of visiting Himanshu Kumar’s Vanavasi Chetna Ashram in Dantewada (the site of the latest battle between the Maoists and the CRPF) is available here:

Dantewada, Dec 14th to 17th 2009: Three days in the cauldron, on the eve of the Padyatra

Here is an audio recording of a press conference on the Maoist issue held in the Raipur Press Club by HImanshu Kumar, Sandeep Pandey (NAPM), and Rajendra Saiil (PUCL-Chhattisgarh):

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=8574824&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1

Press Conference on Dantewada, Raipur, Dec. 17, 2009 from amit basole on Vimeo.

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