Our Moon has Blood Clots: The Exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits is written by author and journalist, Rahul Pandita. The author works as an Associate Editor with the Indian News Weekly. This book is a memoir as well as political commentary that talks about how Kashmiri Pandits suffered at the hands of Islamic fundamentalists in their home state. In 2013, this book was shortlisted for the Crossword Book Award. Rahul Pandita is also popular for his other books like Hello Bastar � The Untold Story of India's Maoist Movement and The Absent State: Insurgency as an Excuse for Misgovernance, which he co-authored with award-winning journalist Neelesh Misra. In 2010, the author was awarded by the International Red Cross for reporting from conflict zones.
Our Moon has Blood Clots describes the incidents witnessed by the author when he was only fourteen years old. At that tender age, he and his family were forced to leave Kashmir because they were Kashmiri Pandits, a minority community in the state. There was a time when Kashmiri Pandits and the Muslims lived together peacefully, until Islamic militants attacked and forced them to leave the land. Hundreds of Pandits were tortured and killed. More than 350,000 Pandits were forced to leave their homes and spend the rest of their lives expelled from their own land. They were stripped of their identities and tagged as refugees. This book depicts how the Kashmiri Pandits had to suffer brutal persecution through a story that is deeply personal and unforgettable.
Rahul Pandita's Our Moon has Blood Clots: The Exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits has received positive reviews from the readers. Ramchandra Guha, the Indian historian and writer has stated that it is a powerful and moving book that highlights one of the most tragic incidents in the modern world. Rahul Pandita has narrated the story with great sensitivity and skill. Published on January 1, 2013 by RHI publishing house, this paperback has 272 pages. The ISBN-10 number of this book is 8184000871 and ISBN-13 number is 9788184000870.