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India: In Bihar

Categories: South Asia, India, Development, Governance

Feringhee: The Indian Diaries [1] writes on going to Bihar. “Every week, the paper has an account of a prominent person's child, or even just successful middle-class person's, kidnapped and held for ransom. The headlines of the “Bihar Digest” section sometimes defy belief (“Child's fingers chopped off for stealing spinach”; “Son hacks mother to death”).”