1984: India’s Guilty Secret

by Pav Singh

  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-4928-2
  2. Pages: 295 pages
  3. Date: November 2017


This shocking exposé of a true-life Orwellian plot of nightmarish proportions reveals the chilling events of November 1984 following Indira Gandhi’s assassination, and the cover-up by the Indian Government.

For over three days, armed mobs systematically butchered, torched and raped members of the Sikh community in Delhi and other places, unchecked. The sheer scale of the killings exceeded the combined civilian death tolls of other conflicts such as Tiananmen Square and 9/11. In Delhi alone 3,000 people were killed. Thirty-three years on, the full extent of what took place has yet to be fully acknowledged.

Based on victim testimonies and official accounts, this book exposes how the largest mass crime against humanity in India’s modern history was perpetrated by politicians and covered up with the help of the police, judiciary and media.

A book that posits fundamental questions, it will shake you to the core.


Pav Singh was born in Leeds and lives in Buckinghamshire, England. After reading history in
London, he began a career in publishing and marketing. He is currently an advocate at the
Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide and a member of the Magazine
and Books Industrial Council of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ). In 2004, he took a
year’s sabbatical and travelled to India to research on this project. He met with victims of 1984
and witnessed the political fall-out and protests following the release of the Nanavati Report.

In 2014, he worked with Delhi-based photographer Gauri Gill to produce the exhibition ‘The
1984 Anti-Sikh Pogroms Remembered’ in London and has been instrumental in campaigning
through the NUJ on the issues surrounding 1984.

He is based in London, UK.

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