The district of Kannur in northern Kerala has in recent decades become a hotbed of political violence. Born in Kannur, and brought up among some of the most prominent political leaders of the state, Ullekh NP delves into his personal experiences. The book analyses the motivations and local lore behind the turmoil, seeking to find out what makes this region so susceptible to vendetta politics. He studies the area’s political and cultural heritage and speaks to both perpetrators and victims.
Penguin India, 232 pages, Rs 499