As redundant as publishing the screenplay for the latest film set in JK Rowling’s mersmerizing wizarding world is, the power of marketing is equally magical, such that every gullible fan has bought, ordered or stolen a copy of the screenplay of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.
The idea of a novel based on a no man’s land, a stretch of land between two nation states, can quickly draw the attention of the reader for it instantly hints at a possible political conflict situation. But Remains of Spring: A Naga Village in the No Man’s Land (2016) by Jibon Krishna Goswami is more than the story of a village caught in a war-like situation that prevails everyday.
The legendary Gandhian Narayan Desai died on December 24, 2015 at the age of ninety. He was the last of the ‘true’ Gandhians who lived his life practising and preaching Gandhi’s philosophy. His father Mahadev Desai was Gandhi’s close associate and also his personal secretary; hence, Narayan Desai’s upbringing had been under the tutelage of Gandhi.