Epub ❥ Bihar: is in the Eye of the Beholder Author Vijay Nambisan – Writerscompany.co.uk

RIP Vijay Nambisan and thank you for the most readable book on 90s Bihar Maybe we needpoets writing about politics Saving this space for acomplete review. A very nice book about the author s experiences in Bihar as a journalist Captures the reality we often miss. Vijay Nambisan portrays a Bihar that is part endearing, part scary Death and taxes have been replaced with violence and corruption or lack of ticket holders in trains , politicians are representatives in both the senses of the word, caste has been upended and flourishes in equal parts, all of it disturbing the stability of gross inequality which prevailed before the rise of Laloo as India s most talked about CM of the 90s The author, who stayed for approximately one and a half year in Mokam Vijay Nambisan portrays a Bihar that is part endearing, part scary Death and taxes have been replaced with violence and corruption or lack of ticket holders in trains , politicians are representatives in both the senses of the word, caste has been upended and flourishes in equal parts, all of it disturbing the stability of gross inequality which prevailed before the rise of Laloo as India s most talked about CM of the 90s The author, who stayed for approximately one and a half year in Mokama, confirms everything we have heard about Bihar, such as the feudalism, the oppression, the political control of the police, the extortion racket, election rigging, lack of education health among other things It is no jungle raj or anarchy, Laloo is in complete control, he knows which strings to pull and when to pull them, he is a ruthless politician, an election winning machine of the 90s even when beset with powerful enemies and limelighted scandals.At the same time, there is a certain type of beauty in this Bihar Social bonds and a sense of community exists, people are frank and honest they don t like it if you don t adjust in trains , Muslims weren t harmed in the 90s, there s lack of ostentation Thanks to the extortion racket, houses have been built but not painted Can someone send punjabis there , people celebrate festivals together Author s description of chhatth is a treat to read, with whole of Bihar, the dalits, the Brahmins, the powerless and Laloo on parole standing on the banks of Ganga, offering Aarghya There is fairness of chaos in this Bihar and there is also potential, a fertile soil, a population deprived of opportunities for centuries altogether.Do read the book if you can, for the Bihar, for the stories use of bombs on Diwali when people ran out of firecrackers , for how humanity sustains itself in trying circumstances Lastly, read it to understand what author means when the author states that Bihar is a state of mind, a state of being I finally finished Bihar is in the Eye of the Beholder It so long because I didn t want to complete it It is the kind of book that makes you want to meet the author Not many books invoke that This one does When it was first recommended to me, I had the typical response of what will an outsider know or wrote about my home The it was gifted to me I began with the same attitude Which changed while still on the introduction Irreverent and loving account of my home state The writing style i I finally finished Bihar is in the Eye of the Beholder It so long because I didn t want to complete it It is the kind of book that makes you want to meet the author Not many books invoke that This one does When it was first recommended to me, I had the typical response of what will an outsider know or wrote about my home The it was gifted to me I began with the same attitude Which changed while still on the introduction Irreverent and loving account of my home state The writing style is conversational The author is self deprecating at the same time admonishing I loved the book I loved the last note on the new edition Vijay Nambisan has done justice in his writing about my home I wish I could write to him about the book and discuss it The Personal Experiences Of A Journalist In A Small Town In Bihar Background On Poverty, Dirty Politics, Corruption And Lawlessness An Analysis Of The System As Well As How Everyday People Live An Unusual Approach To Bihar Politics I ve got to say, Nambisan has a certain wit and charm in his writing that I often find missing in Indian authors His remarkably candid description of Bihar is remarkable for both is candour as well as its floweriness Seldom have I heard the state, the first of the BIMARU, described in such poetic terms The good, the bad and the ugly have been laid bare with a healthy dose of the author s own viewpoint melding in.Bihar is a complex society The press has a tendency to romanticise the percieved I ve got to say, Nambisan has a certain wit and charm in his writing that I often find missing in Indian authors His remarkably candid description of Bihar is remarkable for both is candour as well as its floweriness Seldom have I heard the state, the first of the BIMARU, described in such poetic terms The good, the bad and the ugly have been laid bare with a healthy dose of the author s own viewpoint melding in.Bihar is a complex society The press has a tendency to romanticise the percieved backwardness and violence towards its own ends Nambisan, on the other hand, uses the space in his book to look into the nuances The length of the book isdevoted to the why s of Bihar s backwardness rather than the how s His stories about Christian missionaries and election shenanigans mingle with tales about marriages and Lalu Yadav Mokameh Ghat s legendary gang violence and stories of hospitable gundas and zamindars come together to give a variegated picture of India s most backward state, its rulers riding the two faces of governance Corruption and Violence.4.5 5 for being intensely entertaining, and I deduct half a pointbecause the book was too short Bihar: is in the Eye of the Beholder


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