In Highway 39: Journeys through a Fractured Land, Sudeep Chakravarti attempts to unravel the brutal history of Nagaland and Manipur, their violent and restive present, and their uncertain and yet desperately hopeful future, as he travels along Dimapur, Kohima, Senapati, Imphal, Thoubal, and their hinterlands - all touch points of brutalized aspiration, identity, conflict and tragedy. These are the lands that nurture deadly acronyms - like AFSPA, an act of Parliament that with impunity hurts and kills citizens. Lands where militants not only battle the Indian government but also each other in a frenzy of ego, politics and survival, and enforce 'parallel' administrations.
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Used availability for Sudeep Chakravarti's HIghway 39
May 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition