The Free Voice: On Democracy, Culture and the Nation by Ravish Kumar is a Must Read Book.
The Free Voice: On Democracy, Culture and the Nation by Ace Journalist Ravish Kumar is a Must Read Book especially for the youth of the country because they are the ones who deserve to be authentically aware about the countries situation as they are going to shape the nation in the times to come.
About The Book:
‘The National Project for Instilling Fear in the people has reached completion. Before the promised highways and jobs, everybody has been unfailingly given one thing—fear. For every individual, fear is now the daily bread. We are all experiencing fear; it comes to us in many different forms—from the moment we step out of our homes, with so many warnings ringing in our ears… It is only the lapdog media which is safe in India today. Jump into and snuggle down in the lap of authority and nobody will dare say anything to you.’
At a time when free expression and individual liberty in India appear to be under serious threat, Ravish Kumar is one of our bravest and most mature public voices. Few journalists today have as keen an understanding of Indian society and politics and as strong a commitment to the truth. Fewer still can match him in eloquence and integrity.
In this necessary book, he examines why debate and dialogue have given way to hate and intolerance in India, how elected representatives, the media and other institutions are failing us and looks at ways to repair the damage to our democracy.
‘Ravish Kumar ‘s book, The Free Voice — On Democracy, Culture and the Nation, highlights the state of the nation, investigating the threat to free expression and how the fear of institutional, physical and psychological violence is being used to replace debate, dialogue and social harmony, infusing instead intolerance and hate.’ – The Tribune
‘A mirror of our times.’ – The Hindu
About The Author:
Ravish Kumar, writer, journalist and social commentator, is Senior Executive Editor with NDTV India. He is also the author of Ishq Mein Shahar Hona, Dekhte Rahiye and Ravishpanti.
The book had its release on 6th March 2018 and since then it is getting positive reviews from the readers and the critics. You can also buy it, click here.