India is progressing rapidly, but it is also a fact that many parts and sections of the country have been left behind in the race for development. Journalist Shirish Khare’s book ‘Ek Desh Barah Duniya’ paints a picture of these marginalized and marginalized sections of the country.
Tragedy of villages will be explored in this book based on 12 journeys
In the reportage, based on 12 trips to different parts of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka and Rajasthan, Shirish explores the tragedy, hope and turmoil of remote villages layer by layer.
Horrifying picture of malnutrition with the title ‘He died yesterday’
In one such report, he has presented a horrifying picture of malnutrition in Melghat area of Maharashtra with the title ‘He died yesterday’. The report, which sheds light on the miserable lives of sex workers of Kamathipura, Mumbai’s infamous basti, has been titled ‘Life in cage-like cells’. He has also narrated the condition of Narmada, groaning due to huge dams and illegal mining on the banks.
Pardhi tribe spreading light
The reportage on Mahadev Basti, located in the inaccessible area of Osmanabad district of Maharashtra, ‘Suraj ko tode jaana hai’ is going to raise hopes. In this, he has told how a government school located in the settlement of Pardhi tribe, which is facing the crisis of identity, is spreading the light of education. This school has emerged as a sun in the world without options of development, whose rays are not only changing the lives of the underprivileged, but also instilling in them a sense of self-confidence and self-respect.
Book on marginalized communities
This book mostly consists of stories of those communities which were pushed further marginalized sometimes in the name of development, sometimes modernity and sometimes change. The tales of the lives of the underprivileged sections of different states present a completely different India in front of us. Hindustan which is fixed, is motionless and stands still. This is an important document to know closely the problems and pains of the marginalized sections of the people.
Book: One Country Twelve Worlds
Price : Rs 295
Publisher: Rajpal & Sons