‘When The Moon Shines By Day is a perturbing wake-up call of India’s transformation – “In 1975, we had a clear dictatorship. Today’s situation is worse because we’re under the guise of a democracy but the travesties are far worse – mob lynchings, murders in view of the police.’ Author Nayantara Sahgal discusses When the Moon Shines by Day with Githa Hariharan on Facebook. Click here.
‘What is projected today as Hinduism is a travesty of Hinduism. Hindutva is a distortion of Hinduism and that is what we are shrinking into; that’s what is taking place today,’ During a Facebook live chat with Githa Hariharan about her latest book, When the Moon Shines by Day, Nayantara Sehgal criticised the increasing intolerance and violence in the country. Click here.
Book launch of ‘When the Moon Shines by Day’ by Nayantara Sahgal. The book was launched on Tuesday, 19 September 2017 at Lecture Room 1, India International Centre Annexe. The book launch was followed by a conversation between the author and Seema Chishti, Deputy Editor, Indian Express. Click here to view album.
‘The book is action packed, funny, and spirited in its journey through the crossroads of Northeast, where people and their cultures interact outside mainland India’s worldview. Travel has different meaning for everyone; Anil Yadav’s memoir is a refreshing look at travel and writing as a journey to embracing a world different from your own, but at the same time recognizing that difference requires courage and compassion.’ Book review of Is That Even a Country, Sir! by Anil Yadav, translated from the Hindi by Anurag Basnet.
‘When The Moon Shines by Day by Nayantara Sahgal, who at 90, is one of our most respected writers in English, touches on all the issues that she’d raised two years ago when she returned her Sahitya Akademi award – namely, “the vicious assault” on “India’s culture of diversity and debate”, intolerance by the majority community leading to widespread persecution of Muslims and Dalits, the use of violence or intimidation to suppress artists and scholars, etc.’ Book review of When the Moon Shines by Day by Nayantara Sahgal.