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11
Nov

Brief review in Afternoon Despatch and Courier

   Posted by: aman    in Roll of Honour

A brief review appeared in the Afternoon – Despatch and Courier. Read on.

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8
Nov

Interview with Anuradha Goyal

   Posted by: aman    in Roll of Honour

Anu Reviews is one of the early Indian websites devoted to book reviews. Anuradha Goyal turned her passion into her life work. Her dedication to both book- and travel-related writing is inspiring. She is also a city walker and often organises walks to places of historical importance. I feel honoured she features an interview with me this month after carrying the Roll of Honour review last month and the Sepia Leaves review a few years back.

Read on.

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7
Nov

Financial Express reviews roll of Honour

   Posted by: aman    in Roll of Honour

Friends, all the years since 1984, while Roll of Honour churned inside me, I wondered if it was relevant. The events of the last few weeks shows us that it is, here is a journalist who mentions it.

‘Roll of Honour landed on my table at a time when the news of former Indian Army General KS Brar surviving a bid on his life in London flooded the newspapers. Brar had sustained injuries but survived the assault. Many believe the attack was meant to avenge Operation Bluestar. A mere mention of Operation Bluestar demands the topic be handled with care. Such is the emotive appeal of the issue that even 28 years after the storming of the Golden Temple, it continues to haunt the memory of Punjab.’

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1
Nov

Indian Express reviews Roll of Honour

   Posted by: aman    in Roll of Honour

Santosh Singh is an award winning development journalist based in Patna. Santosh focuses on real stories, he has been mapping Bihar for the last decade, and this is his first public review of a book. I take it as a compliment that he felt the book was real enough to be discussed.

‘…blunt and honest where characters do not wear masks and where others are expected to shed them. It also exposes the hubris of military discipline, which cares more about crease-less uniforms and well-polished shoes than inculcating real values.’

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1
Nov

A long talk with Nandini Krishnan

   Posted by: aman    in Roll of Honour

Nandini Krishnan, who we met through an earlier review of ‘Roll of Honour’ actually spend half a day with me talking about the book, the Sikhs and other issues. This piece, available below, has been edited. The interview, to me, is also an experience of what the Internet can give us – unlimited storage space and thus a relief from the tyranny of what editors assume the readers need. Read this at leisure, over the next few days maybe, write in any thoughts, queries. In this conversation, I feel I have spoken. Thank you Nandini, this is the kind of journalism I grew up with and miss today. Read on.

Here is the edited piece which appeared on sify.com.

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21
Oct

The Tribune review of Roll of Honour

   Posted by: aman    in Roll of Honour

Faiz said, ‘Bol zubaan ab teri hai …’ (Speak, the tongue is yours.) Roll of Honour review from the site where it all happened – Punjab.

‘The account feels intensely personal with a raw visceral quality.’

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20
Oct

Blog Winnowed reviews Roll of Honour

   Posted by: aman    in Roll of Honour

Vinod Joseph, writer of ‘When The Snow Melts’ reviews the book.

‘Where ‘Roll of Honour’ scores is its excellent depiction of the heartache brought about by Operation Blue Star and the subsequent assassination and riots, the break-down of trust between the Hindu and Sikh communities and the questions of loyalty it created for the Sikh community in India.’

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Sikhchic.com, a news central, the Sikh Canadian website run by T Sher Singh reviews Roll of Honour. Read here.

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18
Oct

Roll of Honour goes to North America, Canada

   Posted by: aman    in Roll of Honour

Rosalia Scalia, who is writing her novel on 1984 and has already written a number of excellent short stories around Sikh and other themes, interviews me for the Sikh Canadian website Sikhchic.com. Read here.

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13
Oct

Megi and Patryk mention Roll of Honour

   Posted by: aman    in Roll of Honour

Here is talk about Roll of Honour in Polish.  Megi and Patryk are in India these days and blog about their experiences and cooking experiments. Honoured that they chose to talk about the book.  (If you use Chrome you can see a broken translation into English when you click the button on top of the browser that asks ‘Translate?’) Thank you Patryk and Megi, read on.

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