A Political Prisoner


Twenty-five years ago, when Dr. Binayak Sen and his wife Ilina moved to the remote Adivasi area of what is now the state of Chhattisgarh in central India, they never imagined the situation they would find themselves in today. “It was love at first sight for me,” Dr. Ilina Sen remembers. “I was attracted by the culture and the women. They are strong women there. But their way of life is being destroyed.”

So is her husband’s. For...

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Jo McGowan, a Commonweal columnist, writes from Deradoon, India.