Rajeev Bhattacharyya walked nearly 800 kilometers for three months and twenty days, over some of the most hostile terrain and through no man’s land – a journey unprecedented in Indian Journalism. He visited the rebel bases in eastern Nagaland in Myanmar, stayed in the ULFA camp and interviewed its chief of staff Paresh Baruah, as also chairman of the NSCN (Khaplang), S.S Khaplang. He interacted with rebels from other banned outfits like the NDFB, UPPK and PLA. For many of them, this was their first conversation with a journalist. Rendezvous with Rebels is the story of that journey: as much travel memoir as it is a hard-hitting political account of the fissures that mark the conflicts in India’s northeast
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