Bihar to Tihar- Kanhaiya Kumar is writing a book

Kanhaiya Kumar

JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar, whose arrest on charges of sedition catapulted him to the centrestage of students politics is writing a book on his journey from Bihar village to JNU. The book is to published by Juggernaut publication

The book named Bihar to Tihar will tell the story of his journey from his school, his deepening involvement in student politics.

“Bhagat Singh had said it is easy to kill individuals, but you cannot kill ideas. I do not know where this fight of ours will take us, but I thought our ideas should be permanently etched in history as a book,” 28-year-old Kanhaiya said about his book.

The JNU students union president also said he wanted to write about the “inherent contradictions” of Indian society through his personal experiences and to “reveal the hopes, despair and struggles” of the youth of India.

“We at Juggernaut are very proud to bring it to the widest possible readership,” said Chiki Sarkar, Publisher, Juggernaut.

Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested in February on charges of sedition in connection with a controversial event at the JNU campus against hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. His arrest had triggered widespread outrage and protests. He was released on bail on March 3.

He is from Bihat village near Barauni in Begusarai district of Bihar. He moved to JNU after completing his post graduation from the Nalanda Open University in Patna.

He is currently pursuing PhD in African studies at the School of International Studies.