The 57-year-old novelist talks about the movements in history and his life that shape his work.
Refugees from the streets, killers from next door, the terrible violence inside us
Technically, this was the second important (non-sarkari) report, which brought out, in January 1985, accounts of witnesses alleging that in the late hours of October 31, 1984, local Congress (I) leaders held several meetings all over Delhi to make plans to kill Sikhs and also exploded the myth that the carnage was a "communal riot". Updates
The Congress spokesman got it perfectly right when he invoked the "high traditions of sacrifice exemplified by the party" in the much belated resignation offered by Jagdish Tytler. Updates
More than 20 years later, while the whole country is outraged at the Congress-led UPA's pathetic ATR on the Nanavati Report, way back then in 1984 itself, a joint inquiry by the PUCL and PUDR had come out with a comprehensive report that has been called a prototype for citizen's response. Updates