By Avirook Sen
The murders that gripped the nation
Seven years in the past a teenage lady, Aarushi Talwar, used to be discovered murdered in her bed room in Noida, a middle-class suburb of Delhi. The physique of the major suspect—the relations servant, Hemraj—was came upon an afternoon later. Who had dedicated the double murders, and why? inside weeks, Aarushi’s mom and dad, the Talwars, have been accused; 4 years later, they went on trial and have been convicted.
But did they do it?
Avirook Sen attended the trial, accessed vital files and interviewed the entire players—from Aarushi’s pals to Hemraj’s previous boss, from the investigators to the forensic scientists—to write a meticulous and chilling ebook that reads like a mystery but in addition tells a narrative that's horrifyingly precise. Aarushi is the definitive account of a sensational crime, and the research and trial that undefined.
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By 1965 and 1971 the vision of Pakistan as a homeland had long been supplanted by that of Pakistan as a fortress— an armed redoubt guarded by the Pakistan army, safe from predatory India. Nothing illustrated this more pointedly than the Kashmir conflict, which was both a cause and a consequence of India-Pakistan hostility. Third, partition made evident how necessary the state’s institutions were to protecting the basic interests of citizens of the new state. The Muslim League was ineffective in providing relief and rehabilitation aid The State of Pakistan 47 to the West Wing.
For Iqbal, this state—he did not call it Pakistan—would not only solve India’s Hindu-Muslim puzzle, it would awaken and re-create Islam, freeing it from both alien Hinduism and obsolescent Islamic encrustations. ”30 Like many of his coreligionists, including those who set the stage for today’s Islamic parties, Iqbal saw territorial nationalism as a step toward a larger Islamic community, a vehicle for the perfection of Islam. By contrast, Jinnah envisioned Pakistan as a “nation” consisting of Indian Muslims.
Pakistan’s leadership eventually split on the question of democracy—guided, basic, and otherwise—when the poorer (but more populous) half of Pakistan claimed its right to rule the whole state. Glorious Past, Glorious Future? The Pakistani movement bequeathed to the state of Pakistan a number of identities. First, Pakistan was clearly “Indian,” in that the strongest supporters of the idea of Pakistan identified themselves as culturally Indian, although in opposition to Hindu Indians. This Indian dimension of Pakistan’s identity has been systematically overlooked by contemporary Pakistani politicians and scholars.
Aarushi by Avirook Sen