NEW DELHI -- Jawaharlal Nehru University student Kanhaiya Kumar became a household name after his stirring speech about what "azadi" means to him, while mocking the Modi government for charging him with sedition.
Now the 28-year-old PhD student is writing a book From Bihar to Tihar, which will be published by Juggernaut Books, this year.
Chiki Sarkar, head of Juggernaut Books, said that "this will be a defining book of our time."
In a press release, Juggernaut Books said that Kumar will write about his journey from his village in Bihar to JNU, his involvement in student politics, his arrest and its aftermath. The book will also be about how education empowers young people to debate and question the establishment.
“Bhagat Singh had said it is easy to kill individuals, but you cannot kill ideas. I don’t know where this fight of ours will take us, but I thought our ideas should be permanently etched in history as a book. I want to write about the inherent contradictions of Indian society through my personal experiences and to reveal the hopes, despair and struggles of the youth of this country,” Kumar said.
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