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by Edna Fernandes
Author: Edna Fernandes
Publisher: Granta UK; New edition (July 1, 2007)
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The emphasis of this book is on fundamentalist religion which finds its outlet in violence inspiring a warrior class to take their faith 'back to basics' without compromise, by fair means or foul. The first section of the book focuses on Muslim fundamentalism. She sets the context of the historic muslim invaders subjecting the Hindu minority to their rule and imposing forced conversion upon them.
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Naseem Khan on Edna Fernandes's Holy Warriors, a sharp-witted dissection of the issue India can't resolve
Naseem Khan on Edna Fernandes's Holy Warriors, a sharp-witted dissection of the issue India can't resolve. What a cast of characters make their way through this sharp-witted and straight-talking book: the fatuous and the venal, the self-important and the deluded, the exploitative and the corrupt. This is hardly surprising, as Edna Fernandes has undertaken to track down figures who epitomise the most depressing facet of Indian life - its holy warriors - as well as some of their victims. Sixty years ago, India was divided on religious grounds and became independent.
In Holy Warriors, Edna Fernandes travels to the country's recent and past theatres of religious extremism - from Kashmir to Gujarat, Punjab to Goa - to meet the generals and foot soldiers of communal wars who assert their faith in rhetoric and rage. Theirs are stories of bigotry and bloodshed, insecurity and despair, but Fernandes listens with understanding, tolerance and a deft sense of humour, and paints a uniquely vivid and clear-sighted picture of a country divided by dogma.
Here in India, writes journalist Edna Fernandes, there is evidence that every religion can be hijacked by the forces of fundamentalism. Fernandes travels to the countrys recent and past theatres of fundamentalismfrom Kashmir to Gujarat, Punjab to Goato meet the generals and foot soldiers of communal wars, and lets their. No other nation has witnessed as much proselytization or heard as many war cries in the name of God.
Holy Warriors: A Journey Into the Heart of Indian Fundamentalism by Edna Fernandes (Portobello Books). If you ever needed proof that no religion is immune from taking a fundamentalist turn, look at India. Home to all the major religions of the world, India is also home to fundamentalists of every stripe. The country well-known for its spiritualism is also a country tormented by bitter religious hatreds. In Holy Warriors Edna Fernandes, a British-Indian reporter for the Financial Times, sets about exploring all these fundamentalisms.
No other nation has witnessed as much proselytization or heard as many war cries in the name of God as has India.
This is vividly brought out in Edna Fernandes’s powerful book. EDNA FERNANDES is a British journalist of Indian origin who was born in Nairobi and grew up in London
Holy Warriors - A Journey into the Heart of Indian Fundamentalism. This is vividly brought out in Edna Fernandes’s powerful book. Holy Warriors is as fair and objective an assessment of the perils that lie ahead for India as any that I have ever read. EDNA FERNANDES is a British journalist of Indian origin who was born in Nairobi and grew up in London. She has worked for some of the world’s premier news organizations including AP-Dow Jones and Reuters in London and the Financial Times in New Delhi.
Edna Fernandes' was born in Nairobi to parents of Goan origin and grew up in London, where she lives
Edna Fernandes' was born in Nairobi to parents of Goan origin and grew up in London, where she lives. She was special correspondent for Britain's 'Mail on Sunday' newspaper, foreign correspondent for the 'Financial Times' and political correspondent for Reuters. Her first book, 'Holy Warriors: A Journey into the Heart of Indian Fundamentalism', was a finalist for UK's 2008 Index on Censorship Award and was nominated for the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Best Book Award.