The author said through the book, he raised the concerns of a citizen living at a time when the country’s economy is in a mess, poverty and unemployment are at all-time high and social fabric of the nation is in tatters
NEW DELHI – A new book, Post-Truth India – A Brand New Republic, was released by Mohammad Adeeb, a former president of Rashtrawadi Samaj Party and a member of Rajya Sabha from the Bahujan Samaj Party at a function in the Constitution Club of India in New Delhi.
Authored by Dr. Syed Ali Mujtaba, a well known author and journalist, the book is a treatise on the contemporary situation in the country. Inspired by legendary Indian journalist and author Frank Morris’ work Witness To An Era, it’s a book that can be called witness to the contemporary era whose value will be appreciated who read it living in different era.
The book launch ceremony was graced by bunch of prominent personalities. Among the dignitaries present on the occasion were former Planning Commission member Dr. Sayyeda Hamid, senior journalist Vinod Sharma, veteran journalist social activist John Dayal among others.
Speaking on the occasion, Adeeb lauded the author for the courage he displayed in speaking up at a time when speaking truth has become a sin. He described the book as a testimony of the freedom of writing without fear.
Recounting his predicament when publisher after publisher rejected his manuscript, the Dr. Mujtaba said at one point of time, he had lost hope of the book seeing the light of the day. After encountering 10 rejections, when eventually one publisher mustered enough nerve to publish the book, he took a sigh of relief.
He said through the book, he raised the concerns of a citizen living at a time when the country’s economy is in a mess. Poverty and unemployment are at all-time high and social fabric of the nation is in tatters.
Addressing the gathering, Vinod Sharma, while congratulating the author on bringing many aspects of the contemporary life out of the closet, expressed his reservation over the title of phrase “Brand New Republic”. According to him, in the post-truth era that we are living republic is an illusion.
He stressed on the need for a campaign to fight hatred with truth.
On her turn, Syeda Hameed called the book candid. She said she found the book very direct and clear. “What fascinated the most about the book is that it talks about communal harmony and reestablishment of real India.”
There was a consensus among the speakers that the work will serve generations as a reference book to relate and learn from the contemporary realities.
Photo Caption: Book on ‘Post-Truth India’ by Syed Ali Mujtaba being released by former Rajya Sabha MP, Mohammad Adeeb, journalist Vinod Sharma, social activist Syeda Hamid and human rights activist John Dayal