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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Anna Hazare Upsurge : A Critical Appraisal

Anna Hazare Upsurge : A Critical Appraisal

Editors : Asghar Ali Engineer l Ram Puniyani

ISBN 978-81-8235-108-0

Price : Rs. 160.00 (Paper Back)
Rs. 320.00 (Hard Bound)

List of Contributors

Zoya Hasan * Neena Vyas & Vidya Subrahmaniam * Yoginder Sikand * A. Faizur Rahman * Uday Mehta * Rohini Hensman * Anand Teltumbde * Mukul Sharma * Shekhar Gupta * Asghar Ali Engineer * Praful Bidwai * J. Sri Raman * K. N. Panikkar * Sagarika Ghose * Akhtarul Wasey * Sadiq Naqvi * Prabhat Patnaik * Harsh Mander * Sukhadeo Thorat * Kanti Bajpai * Govind Talwalkar * Soumitro Das * Ram Puniyani * Amita Baviskar * Kancha Ilaiah * John Dayal * Happymon Jacob * Nilottpal Basu * Arvind Rajagopal * Sashi Kumar * Jyotirmaya Sharma * Bhanwar Megwanshi * Akash Bisht * Hartosh Singh Bal * Arvind Kejriwal * Medha Patkar * Prashant Bhushan * Anna Hazare * Aruna Roy

Contents

Part – I : The Janlokpal Bill

    1.    Parliament is for People— Zoya Hasan
    2.    Anna Hazare Stir: What It Has Achieved and What it Has Not—Neena Vyas & Vidya Subrahmaniam
    3.    'Bahujan' Lokpal Bill Makes New Demands — Yoginder Sikand
    4.    Jan Lokpal Bill: A Critique — A. Faizur Rahman

Part – II : Anna: Theme Essays

    5.    Anna Phenomenon: Paradox of Indian Reality  — Uday Mehta
    6.    What is the Real Goal of the Anna Movement  — Rohini Hensman
    7.    The Neoliberal Revolution   — Anand Teltumbde

Part – III : Anna and the Team: Background

    8.    The Making of an Authority: Anna Hazare in Ralegan Siddhi  — Mukul Sharma
    9.    The Unholy Cow    — Shekhar Gupta

Part – IV : Second Gandhi: Second Freedom Movement?

    10.    Is Anna Hazare the New Gandhi?     — Asghar Ali Engineer
    11.    Gandhian Façade     — Praful Bidwai
    12.    Anna Hazare: Tragedy to Farce  — J. Sri Raman

Part – V : Interviews

    13.    Jan Lokpal: An Alternative View    — K. N. Panikkar
    14.    Jan Lokpal Bill is Very Regressive: Arundhati Roy   — Sagarika Ghose
    15.    Communalism is Bigger Issue for Muslims: Akhtarul Wasey     — Sadiq Naqvi

Part – VI : Nature of Movement

    16.    Fuzzy Movement   — Prabhat Patnaik
    17.    Why I didn't Go to Jantar Mantar   — Harsh Mander
    18.    Ambedkar's Way & Anna Hazare's Methods    — Sukhadeo Thorat
    19.    Born Again Patriot — An Anti-Corruption Movement and The Rise of Illiberalism     — Kanti Bajpai
    20.    The Ayatollah in Waiting     — Govind Talwalkar
    21.    Hardly a Revolution    — Soumitro Das
    22.    Anna Upsurge and The Social Movements   — Ram Puniyani
    23.    A Tale of Two Movements    — Amita Baviskar
    24.    Anna's Social Fascism   — Kancha Ilaiah
    25.    Enough! Mr. Hazare    — John Dayal
    26.    Please Don't Call It A Revolution    — Happymon Jacob

Part – VII : Role of Media

    27.    Media's Misplaced Triumphalism    — Nilottpal Basu
    28.    Visibility as a Trap in the Anna Hazare Campaign   — Arvind Rajagopal
    29.    A Feral Media Orchestrates Anti-Corruption Campaign    — Sashi Kumar

Part – IX : Communal Undertones

    30.    India: Anna is the Icon of Banal Hindutva   — Jyotirmaya Sharma
    31.    The Communal Character of Anna Hazare's Movement   — Bhanwar Megwanshi
    32.    Anna Hazare's RSS    — Akash Bisht
    33.    Why the Sangh Loves Anna    — Hartosh Singh Bal

Annexures : Team Anna's Version

'We stand where we had Started on the Lokpal Bill': Interview    — Arvind Kejriwal

What Matters is the Cause: Interview   — Medha Patkar 

Anna Personality Cult should be Avoided   — Prashant Bhushan

Appendices : Summary of Draft Bills

Government Draft Bill

Jan LokPal Bill – Summary and Guide to India's Civil Society Anti-Corruption Bill
Deserves Our Support  — Anna Hazare

Lokpal Bill: Aruna Roy and NCPRI's Suggestions    — Aruna Roy


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