Wednesday, Aug 05, 2020 | Last Update : 04:06 AM IST

133rd Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra45795629935616142 Tamil Nadu2682852087844349 Andhra Pradesh176333956251604 Karnataka145830692722704 Delhi1391561252264033 Uttar Pradesh100310572711817 West Bengal80984568841785 Telangana6894649675563 Gujarat65704485612529 Bihar6203140760349 Assam4816233429115 Rajasthan4667932832732 Haryana3779631226448 Odisha3768124483258 Madhya Pradesh3508225414912 Kerala279561629988 Jammu and Kashmir2239614856417 Punjab1901512491462 Jharkhand140705199129 Chhatisgarh10109761369 Uttarakhand8008484795 Goa7075511460 Tripura5520367528 Puducherry4147253758 Manipur301818147 Himachal Pradesh2879171013 Nagaland24056594 Arunachal Pradesh179011053 Chandigarh120671520 Meghalaya9173305 Sikkim7832971 Mizoram5022820
  Books   30 May 2020  Narendra Modi's letters to 'Mother India' to come out as a book in June

Narendra Modi's letters to 'Mother India' to come out as a book in June

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : May 30, 2020, 10:41 pm IST
Updated : May 30, 2020, 10:41 pm IST

Modi had developed a habit of writing a letter to ‘Jagat Janani’ every night before going to bed, as per the publisher.

PM Narendra Modi (PTI)
 PM Narendra Modi (PTI)

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.

 

Tags: narendra modi, mother india, books, jagat janani