2013-02-18 19:38:45 - Corruption, goondaism are some of the burning issues bothering world’s largest democracy, in his latest writing ‘The Mugger’, brings live these concerns
Born on 05th September 1962, AS Rawat is a writer and translator. He penned two novels in Hindi ‘Aakhir Kab Tak’ in 2006, ‘Batmar’ in 2010. His fourth novel ‘Halla Bol’ is in pipeline. His birth place is at Dumailla Talla, Bironkhal, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand and got his primary education from there. He completed his entire education in Delhi. He has post graduated in Public Administration and has also undergone certificate course in Urdu. His second novel ‘Batmar’ has been awarded by NHRC for creative writing in Hindi on safeguarding Human Rights. He is engaged in writing and translation work.
In the name of democracy, general public is being cheated, looted and fooled. His hard-earned money is being drained. Criminals, shrewd
politicians are capturing power and getting up to the higher echelons. They are making money in the back of public-welfare and the so called public protectors are becoming destroyer in wide daylight. Although citizens have been given the right to vote, yet they can’t recall the unsuitable representative and are made to wait for five long years to throw out the outperforming elective. That’s why politicians are making laws only for their own convenience not for the common public they are meant to serve. The sinister alliances among industrialists-bureaucrats-politicians and police are dragging the society towards deterioration.
Disappointed with the democratic system and politicians, frustrated youth at times gather around Anna Hazare while sometimes they flock around Baba Ramdev in quest of leadership. The heinous Delhi gang rape issue stimulated the anger within them to such an extent that they sat down to protest at the Janta Mantar for days and night. They even moved to Rajpath and to the parliament for justice, pleading to change the system. The peaceful marchers treated brutally. Is this the solution? Was this the democracy our freedom fighters had a vision of? These burning issues like criminalization in politics, corruption in village-panchayat and local bodies, transport systems etc. are raised in the author’s latest book which he calls ‘Mugger’. Read on to find how our democracy is turning towards goonism and playing in the hands of goondaism and what are the probable solution of the situation could be
Book : Mugger
Author : Arjun Singh Rawat
ISBN : 978-93-82792-15-4
Price : Rs. 315.00
Official website : www.arjunsinghrawat.in
Publishing Date: Feb 2013
Publisher: Power Publishers