This book is about the experiences, feelings and observations of an ordinary boy from a small town-Hazaribagh in Jharkhand. How he is catapulted in to the Global arena and how he is awe-struck yet struggles with the problems in spite of his upbringing surrounded with mundane situations and myths. How his simplicity, truthfulness and weakness gets transformed into his strength.
The book is for everyone who wants to get a flavor of life that persists in the remote corners of India. The book is for everyone who hails from those corners and is keen to struggle to survive and possibly leave a mark in spite of their bottlenecks. Belonging from a small town in one of the not so well known state of India brings along many challenges, especially for those who have the basic intellect but not the matching resources and connections yet in life they want to succeed. Coming out from those small places where life is fun,easy and full of celebrations, where there is the ambiance of festivity in everyday life, it is none less than shock while witnessing the world around for the first time. Growing up in small towns brings in certain qualities naturally in every human being and in the global arena when we struggle to find our own identity, those long learnt lessons come to our rescue.
Honesty and simplicity are something that gets imbibed in the character when someone hails from a country side. The author has refused to bow down before the pressure of the tough life in cities, instead he has impressively made use of all the qualities that he acquired while growing up in Hazaribagh and has discovered that the constraints have transformed as his assets. These qualities have kept him growing and have enabled him to continue reaching the summit irrespective of whatever challenges he encountered on the way.
Book : Boy from Hazaribagh: A Memoir
Author : Sudhanshu Bakshi
ISBN : 978-93-82792-
Price : Rs. 220
Official website : www.sudhanshu-
Publishing Date: January 2013
Publisher: Power Publishers