‘This brave and timely book should be required reading for every Indian.’—Nayantara Sahgal
‘Ravish Kumar is the true conscience keeper of our democracy.’—Jignesh Mevani
Ravish Kumar has, for almost a decade, been India’s most forthright, principled and courageous journalists. He is also one of our most insightful social and political commentators. The Free Voice was first published in 2018 and has been read by several thousand readers in both English and Hindi for the clarity with which it examines the Indian political, social and cultural landscape today—the climate of fear created by a majoritarian and authoritarian government; the failure of institutions meant to safeguard the country’s democracy; violence against minority groups and dissenters; threats to free expression; crony capitalism and the near-complete transformation of the media into an instrument of propaganda. In this revised edition have been added new essays on the state of the nation that Ravish wrote after he resigned from NDTV when it was taken over by the controversial Adani Group.
As the country heads into a general election that may change the course of our democracy for better or worse, this revised edition is an essential read for every thinking Indian.