“Gujarat Files”: Maithili Tyagi aka Rana Ayyub exposes Gujarat pogrom

, 5:17 PM IST

New Delhi: Journalist Rana Ayyub’s new book “Gujarat Files: Anatomy of a Cover Up” has been trolling on e-retail sites and the numbers are climbing with every minute with a rating of 5 stars.

The self-published book “Gujarat Files” “is the account of an 8-month long undercover investigation by Rana Ayyub.

26 year-old Ayyub went undercover by posing herself as Maithili Tyagi, a filmmaker from the American Film Institute Conservatory to investigate the Gujarat riots.

Ayyub, who was then working for Tehelka magazine met bureaucrats and top officials in Gujarat who held key positions in the state between 2001 and 2010 and bring to light the involvement of the state and its officials in crimes against humanity.

The book narrates the involvement of the state and its officials in the anti-Muslim violence in 2002, as well as in “fake encounters” such as the one that resulted in the killing of Ishrat Jehan, and the murder of the state Home Minister Haren Pandya.

With startling revelation about cases that run parallel to Narendra Modi and Amit Shah’s ascent to power and their journey from Gujarat to New Delhi, the book “Gujarat Files” tells you the hushed truth of the state.