In the scenic south Indian state of Kerala Kannur remains as a sleepy coastal district, but has metamorphosed into a hotbed of political bloodshed in the past few decades. Even as India heaves into the age of technology and economic growth, the town has been making it to the national news for horrific crimes and brutal murders with shocking regularity.
Born in Kannur and brought up amidst some of the tallest political leaders of the state, author Ullekh N.P. delves into his personal experiences while drawing a modern-day graph that charts out the reasons, motivations and the local lore behind the turmoil.
With his journalistic skills and years of on-the-field reporting, he paints a gripping narrative of the ongoing bloodbath and the perceptions around it.
Ullekh N.P. is a journalist and political commentator based in New Delhi. He has worked for almost two decades with India’s biggest news publications such as the Economic Times and India Today, and has travelled extensively across India and overseas reporting on domestic and international politics. He is the author of ‘War Room: The People, Tactics and Technology behind Narendra Modi’s 2014 Win’ and ‘The Untold Vajpayee: Politician and Paradox’. He is the executive editor of Open magazine.