New Delhi: A collection of letters written by the Prime Minister to ‘Jagat Janani’, or Mother India is scheduled to come out in English in the first week of June.
According to agencies, the book, which has been translated in English by well known film critic Bhawana Somaaya, is a collection of letters, originally written in Gujarati, and taken from Narendra Modi’s diary, dating back to 1986. This has been claimed by Harper Collins India, the publisher of the upcoming book.
According to the publisher, Modi had developed a habit of writing a letter to ‘Jagat Janani’ every night before going to bed. But “every few months, he would tear up the pages and consign them to a bonfire”.
"I am not a writer, most of us are not, but everybody seeks expression. When the urge to unload becomes overpowering, there is no option but to take pen and paper, not necessarily to write but to introspect and unravel what is happening within the heart and the head and why,” Modi is claimed to have written.
"In my opinion Narendra Modi's strength as a writer is his emotional quotient. There is a raw intensity, a simmering restlessness which he does not disguise and that is his attraction," Somaaya was quoted as saying by the agencies.