Odisha, February 11, Abhijit Saha: “Beyond the Lines” is an autobiography of the famous journalist Kuldeep Nayar. The Oriya translation of this autobiography was released yesterday by Governor SC Jamir.
In spite of being an autobiography, the book articulates about struggle for independence of India, partition between India and Pakistan and about Lal Bahadur Shastri as the Prime Minister of India and his death. Mr. Nayar said that he wants to focus on his observations during his lifetime with honesty and objectivity.
He wants everyone to know about the era of our country before and after the independence. While writing this book he prioritized the events over him. It took him about 20 years to complete the book.
Comparing the present day politics practice with that during his time he said at present time issues are being pushed backwards. He said that identity politics is taking over the country now although people are aware of the power of vote in this democracy.
Mr. Hariprasad Das, a noted Odia poet expressing some important points said that his favourite part of the book is the description of the last days of Lal Bahadur Shastri. He also liked the way Nayar has raised questions on few things in the book like absence of post-mortem after Shastri’s death.
The translation of this book has been done by Mahendra Das and Gaurahari Das. The governor while releasing the book praised the efforts of the translators for making the book legible for the odia people in the state.