The Meadow: The Kashmir Kidnapping That Changed The Face Of Modern Terrorism is a non-fiction written by Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark. The book is based on the kidnapping of tourists, which occurred in the mountains of Kashmir in the summer of 1995. Post the kidnapping, a ransom note, was sent out by an unknown Islamic outfit, who threatened to kill the tourists if the Pakistani militant leader, Maulana Masood Azhar, was not released by the Government of India. These events shocked the whole world, and international governments were engaged in negotiations with the Indian Government.
Four days after the kidnapping, one of the tourists did manage to escape, but was found and beheaded by the terrorists. The families of these tourists were frantic, trying to keep their hopes alive, and intelligence services tried hard to follow the trail of the terrorists but all seemed lost. No one knows what happened of the remaining captives, but the pieces of this puzzle are solved by Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark in this book. The authors also shed light on the personal backgrounds of the six tourists to help the readers relate to the central characters of the story. The book reflects the thorough research work conducted by the authors to bring the truth to the forefront.
Adrian Levy has immense experience as an investigative journalist and has previously worked as a foreign correspondent for The Sunday Times and the Guardian. Cathy Scott-Clark has over 20 years of experience in journalism and has travelled all over the world when she too worked for The Sunday Times and the Guardian. Together, they have published many books such as Deception, The Stone of Heaven, The Siege and The Amber Room. Their books have garnered attention from all over the world and have also won several award. The duo was awarded the One World Award in 2004 and were named the Press Journalists of the Year in 2009.
This paperback edition of The Meadow has been published by Penguin India and comprises 536 pages. It has an ISBN 10 number of 0143418750, and an ISBN 13 number of 9780143418757. Order it online today to read about the mysterious kidnapping and ominous events that followed.