By Harminder Kaur
Published by Amaryllis in 2016. This is a first edition, new paperback book. Size: 8.5" x 5.5". Pages: 248.
More than thirty years after they occurred the events of 1984 refuse to slide into the past As recently as 2012 Lieutenant General Brar who led Operation Blue Star was attacked in London for his role in that operation In 2014 the Punjabi film Kaum De Heere based on the lives of the men responsible for Prime Minister Indira Gandhi s assassination was banned To this day the struggle goes on to deliver justice to the victims of the anti-Sikh pogrom that followed the assassination Rather than entering the garbage heap of history the events of 1984 have become a testament to William Faulkner s words The past is never dead It isn t even past This book examines the human narrative of 1984 It tells the stories both real and imagined of men and women whose lives were altered by that tragic chain of events and who continue to live with them to this day Through the telling of these stories it gets at the heart beating inside the body of facts to bring out the essence of a society and nation marked indelibly by what happened in 1984