On Friday, The Caravan Conversations launched the journalist Rana Ayyub’s self-published book, “Gujarat Files: Anatomy of a Cover Up.” In 2010, Ayyub, then working for Tehelka magazine, had spent eight months undercover in Gujarat. Posing as a filmmaker, she met bureaucrats and senior police officials in Gujarat who held pivotal positions in the state between 2001 and 2010. The transcripts of the sting operation, unpublished so far, form the core of her book. At the launch, Ayyub was in conversation with the Supreme Court lawyer and the former additional solicitor general Indira Jaising, and the journalist Rajdeep Sardesai. Hartosh Singh Bal, the political editor at The Caravan, moderated the discussion, the first half of which is here.
Atul Dev is a reporter at Vantage, The Caravan. He was previously with The Sunday Guardian.