Microkhan by Brendan I. Koerner

Entries Tagged as 'North-East India'

Leopard, Leopard, Burning Bright

March 6th, 2012 · Comments Off on Leopard, Leopard, Burning Bright

The recent kidnapping of two Assamese forestry officials may have been peacefully resolved, but the caper hints at a deepening problem in India’s long troubled North-East. No, not the continued prevalence of insurgent groups that double as organized-crime outfits, but rather the bulldozing of woodlands that are the region’s foremost natural resource. The forestry officials […]


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Witch Hunting in Assam

June 29th, 2011 · Comments Off on Witch Hunting in Assam

So far this year, Microkhan’s coverage of sorcery-related violence has focused primarily on Papua New Guinea, where efforts at legal reform have done little to reduce the bloodshed. Now comes word that my beloved Assam, one of the primary settings for my first book, is dealing with a similarly tragic wave of killings. The latest […]


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