Explained Series

Explained Series is a joint effort of Ram Puniyani, a noted author and activists and Sharad Sharma, a cartoonist and founder of grassroots comics movement.The duo came together to present most crucial issues of the society in most simplest and edutainment manner.

Explained Series

Explained Series is a joint effort of Ram Puniyani, a noted author and activists and Sharad Sharma, a cartoonist and founder of grassroots comics movement.The duo came together to present most crucial issues of the society in most simplest and edutainment manner. The Explained Series was started in 2010 with the publication of their first joint book”Communalism Explained: a graphic account”. A series of launch, seminars and grassroots comics workshops were organized in different parts of the country to sensitize masses on the issue of communal politics and stereotypes prevalent against the minority.The second book in the series was “Terrorism Explained: a graphic account”.

Communalism Explained

This book is a broad overview of the phenomenon of communalism and terrorism, which has gripped the country and other parts of the World. It takes up the theme in a question- answer format and is enriched by the graphics, which supplement the text. The narrative begins with the demolition of Babri Mosque on 6th December 1992, goes on to the horrific violence,which followed the Babri demolition and tries to understand the forces, which instigate and sustain this violence.
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Terrorism Explained

Terrorism has been a very major phenomenon disturbing the peace of the planet today. While acts of terror have been recorded in recent history from last several centuries, this phenomenon has come to prominence from the ghastly tragedy of 9/11 2001. With this, the American media popularized the word Islamic terrorism, and worldwide this propaganda against Islam and Muslims picked up. Al Qaeda, a product of US policies to control of oil wealth in West Asia, has been the major tormentor of people and its worst victims have been people of India and Pakistan.
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Godman Politics

Religion is an ensemble of various phenomenon, Moral values, rituals, holy books, traditions, places of worship, priestly class, saints etc. India has seen a long tradition of different phenomenon coming up and playing diverse roles. While clergy stood with power, the saints of religious traditions stood with the toiling masses. The book traces the religious traditions in India and their impact of social and political life.India has seen the mushrooming of Godmen from last three decades. These are in various hues and color, with a vast following.
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Communal Politics

This book outlines the rise of two types of nationalism in India, the Indian nationalism and Nationalism in the name of religion. The Nationalism in the name of religion further has Muslim Nationalism and Hindu nationalism. Book traces the roots of communal organizations and their social political agenda. Further it takes up the politics of communal organizations towards weaker sections of society, the workers, dalits, Adivasis, Women and religious minorities. It further takes up some issues related to HIndutva, and its intolerant attitude, its attempt to muzzle the liberal thought process in the country and outlines as to how we work for building a secular, democratic India.

Social Justice

This book deals with the issues related to caste-varna system in India. This has origins in the Vedic society and there are different interpretations of the same. Ambedkar olds the system is due to preaching of the Hindu sacred book. The book begins with an outline and few glaring examples of caste atrocities and goes on to explain the origins of this system. The evils of untouchablity are presented in the context of present times. The caste norms are outlined. The economic discrimination is glaring. Then it goes on to elaborate the struggle between the values of Buddhism and attempt of Brahminism to impose itself. Further it goes on the outline the contributions of Jotirao Phule, Ambedar, Periyar and other major figures in struggling against the system. The present politics of subjugation of caste in ht garb of Hindutva is elaborated. Finally it discusses the path to achieve social justice.
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Communal Violence

This explores the genesis, growth and causative factors of the communal valence in India. It takes up issues like Babri demolition, Mumbai violence, Gujarat carnage, and Christian violence. It takes up the prevalent myths, stereotypes and biases against the religious minorities and the truth behind them. It also explores the role of British in popularizing communal historiography and its impact on social thinking which forms the base of Hate and consequent violence. The book also traces the history of the country, the events leading to Partitions tragedy and the Kashmir imbroglio.

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