A Review Essay
By Krishna Kirti Das
On 21st May 1991, an LTTE suicide bomber assassinated Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. On 23rd August 2008, 30 – 40 Maoist guerillas assassinated Swami Laxmananda Saraswati, who was renowned throughout the state of Orissa, India, for his social welfare work. Maoist leaders said they decided to kill him because he was spreading “social unrest” and converting tribals to Hinduism. Not long after, on 26th November 2008, 10 attackers associated with the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba killed 166 people in Mumbai. What do these events have in common?