JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar set to pen his first book ‘Bihar to Tihar’
New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar who was charged with sedition and spent 20 days in jail is about to come out with his eventful journey in a book titled ‘Bihar to Tihar.
Authored by him, the book will feature the story of deepening involvement of the 28 year old in student politics, his controversial arrest, nearly two and a half months back, and its aftermath.
“Bhagat Singh had said it is easy to kill individuals, but you cannot kill ideas. I do not know where this fight of ours will take us, but I thought our ideas should be permanently etched in history as a book,” 28-year-old Kanhaiya said on his book.
The JNU Students Union president also said that he wanted to write about the “inherent contradictions” of Indian society through his personal experiences and to “reveal the hopes, despair and struggles” of the youth of India.
The book will be published by Juggernaut publication.
”This will be defining book of our times. Kanhaiya’s is a voice that everyone should hear and we at Juggernaut are very proud to bring it to the widest possible readership,” said Chiki Sarkar, publisher, Juggernaut.
Kanhaiya was arrested in February on charges of sedition in connection with a controversial event at the JNU campus against hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. His arrest had triggered widespread outrage and protests. He was released on bail on March 3.
Kanhaiya had delivered a nearly forty-minute speech in Hindi in the JNU campus in remarkable oratory, which was watched by millions on TV and internet.
He is from Bihat village near Barauni in Begusarai district of Bihar. He moved to JNU after completing his post graduation from the Nalanda Open University in Patna.
(With inputs from PTI)