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A must-read piece of narrative journalism
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Arundhati Roy has gone deep into Naxal territory and come out with a daring, touching and absolutely fantastic report of her experience in the latest edition of Outlook. It is loooong and a little high on editorializing and context-setting, but still the result is the kind of piece that puts to shame everything and everyone involved in mainstream national media.

Take some time out and make sure you read this. It's called Walking with The Comrades. And if you like it, share it. Spread it far and wide.



Here's an excerpt. Much more behind the fold.

"Over the past five years or so, the governments of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa and West Bengal have signed hundreds of MoUs with corporate houses, worth several billion dollars, all of them secret, for steel plants, sponge-iron factories, power plants, aluminium refineries, dams and mines. In order for the MoUs to translate into real money, tribal people must be moved.

Therefore, this war"

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