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Tasneem Khalil

Jallad

Death Squads and State Terror in South Asia

Pluto Press 2016

New Books in Peoples & PlacesNew Books in Political ScienceNew Books in South Asian StudiesNew Books Network February 24, 2016 Ian Cook

State executioners in their various guises are explored in all their horrific detail by Tasneem Khalil, in his new book Jallad: Death Squads and...

State executioners in their various guises are explored in all their horrific detail by Tasneem Khalil, in his new book Jallad: Death Squads and State Terror in South Asia (Pluto, 2016). From the Rapid Action Battalion of Bangladesh to the men in white vans in Sri Lanka, the book interrogates both the brutal specificities of state agents, as well as the underlying themes that cross cut state terror in the region. Strong, brave and relentless Jallad is an important and timely book.