by Somya Bajaj
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Stories have an interesting way of influencing you. They provoke you into thinking on the lines you would not otherwise. The book tries to explore one such story that attempts to amplify the voices of the people from Singur, a village in West Bengal. The village has been an area of widespread conflict of industrial issues, vote bank politics and infrastructural influx leading to backwardness in various areas of their livelihood.
The land, which before 2006, was known for its fertility and as the rice bowl of the country, is now seen as the breeding ground for naxal movement. Why did this happen? What is really getting affected? Where did we go wrong? How can such a phenomenon be circumvented in future? The book is an optimistic Indian's perspective on these questions.