Forty years ago, there were two parallel movements in Bihar. One wanted a separate state. This is the centuries-old story of the second one: the movement for the independent country of Kolhan.
Chitranshul Sinha is a Delhi-based lawyer and author. He is a Partner in Dua Associates, and has written The Great Repression: The Story of Sedition in India (Penguin India, 2019). He is a regular contributor to print and digital publications on law-related topics. Tweets @Ghair_Kanooni.