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The LA Times reviews Jason Motlagh's work on the Mumbai Attacks in the Virginia Quarterly Review

From Nov. 26 to 29, 2008, 10 gunmen wielded guns, grenades and terror in the Indian city of Mumbai. Acting in five teams of two, they killed 163 people and wounded 300 others in attacks on sites including a train station, two elite hotels, a Jewish center, a hospital and the city's streets. All of the gunmen were young Pakistani Muslims; all but one were killed by authorities. The lone survivor, who has pleaded guilty, attends his trial, which continues a year after the attacks.

India: Communism Lite

In Kerala, it's the Communists who came to power through democratic elections and laid the groundwork for the celebrated Kerala Model—an outstanding example of multicultural success.

India's "Love Jihad": Islam’s Seductive Weapon?

In Indian state of Kerala, the art of seduction is rumored to be Islam’s new secret weapon of proselytization. But can it? And will it threaten the communal peace in this tolerant multicultural state?

Kerala: Between The ‘Icon’ And The ‘Supremo’

Attempts by linguistic nationalists to favor Marathi over Hindi in Mumbai raise doubts about India’s sobriety, while the country’s near-unanimous denunciation of such divisive act dispel them.

India: A Glimpse of Reality in Kerala

Experts hail Kerala, India’s diverse southern state, as an outstanding example of democratic social progress. But beneath the first-world quality of life lie inequality and the lack of jobs.

Patchwork Nations: Report on Mumbai

India's financial capital, Mumbai, has seen terror attacks that killed at least 170 people in 2008. However, mounting tensions among its population aren’t focused on religion but on language use.

The Growing Maoist Threat in India

India's Prime Minister has called the Naxal Maoist rebels the country's greatest internal security threat. And their movement is growing.