by Mark Tully and Satish Jacob
First published in 1985, this is a soft cover used book printed in India or UK in acceptable condition. Creases and plastic loose on cover, but text and binding are fully in tact. Size: 8" x 5.5". Pages: 243 with 22 B&W plates.
On the night of June 5th, the Indian Army began its attack on the Darbar Sahib complex - the Siri Akal Takhat and Siri Harmandir Sahib, the two most sacred shrines of the Sikh community. Mark Tully and Satish Jacob, who ran the BBC's buret in Delhi, trace the long build-up to the storming of the Akal Takhat, the shifts of power within the Sikh community and the efforts of the central government to both manipulate and control them.
It is a vivid and well-documented account of historical and political events. Tully and Jacob bring the tragedy into focus from any arresting angles. They gathered eye-witness accounts from every quarter to fill in what occurred and present their analysis with clarity.