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The Resource The Meadow : Kashmir 1995 - where the terror began, Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark

The Meadow : Kashmir 1995 - where the terror began, Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark

Label
The Meadow : Kashmir 1995 - where the terror began
Title
The Meadow
Title remainder
Kashmir 1995 - where the terror began
Statement of responsibility
Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'The Meadow' charts the fates of ten backpackers taken hostage by Islamic extremists in Kashmir in JUly 1995. It tells of the escape of one hostage, the secret letters another wrote and hid in his clothing as he contemplated his situation, and how, with a brutal beheading, the kidnappers took an irreversible step into the abyss.
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StDuBDS
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1965-
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Levy, Adrian
Dewey number
364.15409546
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6604
Literary form
non fiction
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1965-
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Scott-Clark, Cathy
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  • Political kidnapping
  • Crime
  • True war & combat stories
  • True stories of heroism, endurance & survival
  • India
  • c 1990 to c 1999
  • Biography: general
  • Travel & holiday
  • Indian sub-continent
Summary expansion
The Kashmir Kidnapping that changed the face of modern terrorism.In July 1995, ten Western backpackers take a trip of a lifetime. hey have come in search of many things - nirvana, exhilaration, a sense of self. But over the course of the next week, their holidays take a terrifying turn when they become entangled in a nail-biting hostage drama that will suck them into an alien world of jihad and Islamic fundamentalism. In the months that follow, their fates will become caught-up in a bloody struggle between India and Pakistan, fought out in the airless heights of Kashmir.With the world looking on, four of the captured travellers will vanish off the face of the earth, never to be seen again, creating one of the region's great mysteries.Written with access to diaries, letters, unprocessed film and personal recollections from those enmeshed in the drama, drawing on classified police reports and secret tape recordings of Indian government negotiations, as well as interviews with the jihadis themselves and excerpts from their journals, Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark's book is a real-life thriller, a startling but compelling story told from the perspective of all involved.The Meadow charts how the fates of two groups of young men from different hemispheres became inextricably entwined on the mountain trails they followed. It tells of the terrifying escape of one hostage, the heart-rending secret letters another wrote on birch bark and hid in his clothing as he contemplated his situation, and how, with a brutal beheading, the kidnappers took an irreversible step into the abyss.Packed with explosive revelations, The Meadow provides the first definitive answers as to what happened to the missing backpackers, revealing how the kidnapping of July 1995 changed the face of modern jihad, its architects going on to sow the seeds of a cold-hearted war against the West
Label
The Meadow : Kashmir 1995 - where the terror began, Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
BDZ0010756466
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 510 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780007368167
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), maps, ports. (chiefly col.)
Label
The Meadow : Kashmir 1995 - where the terror began, Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
BDZ0010756466
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 510 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780007368167
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), maps, ports. (chiefly col.)

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