About the Book :
Hello, Bastar: The Untold Story of India's Maoist Movement by Rahul Pandita is based on an extensive reportage and comprehensive interviews with Maoist leaders including Ganapathi- their supreme commander. Hello, Bastar is a combination of first hand story telling and intrepid analysis.
Hello, Bastar by Rahul Pandita has resulted from extensive research and interviews with Maosit leaders including Kobad Ghandy. Besides, the author has studied the Maoist movement and travelled through the remote jungles of Central India for weeks, spending time with the tribal people. The story has answers to reasons behind creating a guerilla base in Bastar, the Jagtial movement and the functioning of the squads.
About the Author :
Rahul Pandita is a senior Special Correspondent with the Open Magazine. He has co-authored the critically acclaimed book on insurgency: The Absent State. Besides, he has extensively reported from conflict zones ranging from Bastar to Baghdad.