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March 10, 2010


I had seen this documentary on Google video few months ago and was impressed by its simplicity. Whenever I see this video, it reminds me that human don't take lessons from history. Anyone knowing rise of fascism will see the analogy of fascist thoughts and rise of Narendera modi.Thanks for giving writeup on such an important issue.

Thanks for posting this.

At the end of the movie, I felt a sense of overwhelming sadness and despair. The little child who wants to grow up and become a soldier in order to avenge the killings of his family members just broke my heart.

I too learnt a lot from this - especially about how the machinery of hatred is built up. In the end though, I felt helpless. Other than mouthing platitudes, I don't think I can do much to change anything.

Thank you for posting this insightful and eye-opening documentary.

The extent of state planning and direct political involvement in the Gujarat riots is really chilling. I don't know what is more crushing to me: that those seeking power can manipulate people to commit such savage atrocities, or that people hold such strong prejudices that make them susceptible to such manipulation. What is abundantly clear is that the most vulnerable members of our democracy can be summarily destroyed by those higher up, with little hope for justice.

Thank you for your appreciation.

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Books by Namit Arora

  • “Namit Arora does for Silicon Valley what Tom Wolfe did for Wall Street in The Bonfire of the Vanities: with keen eye and sharp wit, he captures the culture and mores of the place. But Arora is funnier. And sweeter.” —S. Abbas Raza, Editor, 3QD.

  • The Lottery of Birth reveals Namit Arora to be one of our finest critics. In a raucous public sphere marked by blame and recrimination, these essays announce a bracing sensibility, as compassionate as it is curious, intelligent and nuanced.” —Pankaj Mishra

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