Conflict Zone

Mahtab Alam

A requiem for the people of Bastar

Lord of the jungle and the magic potion

Once a bank officer, the determined herbal king of Kondagaon shakes money from trees in the Maoist strongholds of Bastar through a collective of 20,000 Tribals whose business looks to expand worldwide. The man and his empire

The Outcastes of a Liberated Zone

In Abhujmaad, the choice Maoists offer is stark: confinement or exile

Communist Manifest Foes

As Maoists turn the heat on CPI cadres in Bastar, the latter find themselves in a double bind

That Film of Memory

...and what I learnt of life, reporting from Bastar and other Maoist areas


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