The Punjab Story


6th June, 1984: The Indian Army storms the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Called Operation Bluestar, the historic and unprecedented event ended the growing spectre of terrorism perpetrated by the extremist Sikh leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and his followers once and for all. But it left in its wake unsolved political questions that continued to threaten Punjab’s stability for years to come. How, in a brief span of three years, did India’s dynamic frontier State become a national problem? Who was to blame: the Central Government for allowing the crisis to drift despite warnings, or the long-drawn-out Akali agitation, or the notorious gang of militants who transformed a holy shrine into a sanctuary for terrorists? First published two months after Operation Bluestar, The Punjab Story pieces together the complex Punjab jigsaw through the eyes of some of India’s most eminent public figures and journalists. Writing with the passion and conviction of those who were involved with the drama, they present a wide-ranging perspective on the past, present and future of the Punjab tangle, the truth of many of their conclusions having been borne out by time. Printed Pages: 217.

Title: The Punjab Story

Author Name: K.P. S Gill; Contributors: Amarjit Kaur, Lt. Gen. J.S. Aurora, Khushwant Singh, M.V. Kamath, et al.

Categories: India, History, Culture, and Politics,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Roli Books: 2004

ISBN: 8174363319

ISBN 13: 9788174363312

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 8.5 x 5.5 Inches

Seller ID: 024230

Keywords: Punjab History Current Affairs India