Dangerous Minds will delve into the complex and intricate lives of some of the most talked-about terrorists of the country. Dr Jalees Ansari, a doctor from Malegaon involved in eighty blasts, including some on railway tracks, was supposed to be a quiet, peace-loving medical professional. Fahmida Ansari, a housewife and mother of two from the Jogeshwari slums of north-west Mumbai, physically planted the bombs herself in a bus and taxis and returned home as if nothing had happened. What drove them to such violent designs? What were their compulsions? Can a human being be so ruthless and heartless and why?
The book will explore the lives, early beginnings, careers and sudden transformations of such persons into merchants of death.
About the Author
Brijesh Singh :
Cop by day, author by night, Brijesh Singh wears multiple hats. He started as an engineer before joining the coveted Indian Police Service, and now patrols the Internet as the head of cyber police, and also simultaneously handles the public relations department of the Maharashtra government. An avid reader of philosophy and Indology, he indulges in Western and Indian classical music too. When not writing, you can find him in the kitchen, cooking for his lovely wife, two daughters, his friends and the cat. His debut novel, Quantum Siege, was published in 2014 by Penguin Books
Hussain Zaidi :
Hussain Zaidi is India’s number-one crime writer. He is the author of several bestselling books, including Dongri to Dubai: Six Decades of the Mumbai Mafia, Mafia Queens of Mumbai, Black Friday and My Name Is Abu Salem. Aveteran of investigative, crime and terror reporting in the media, he has worked for the Asian Age, Mumbai Mirror, Mid-Day and Indian Express. He is also the associate producer for the HBO movie Terror in Mumbai, based on the 26/11 terror strikes. He lives with his family in Mumbai.