President Droupadi Murmu Rairangpur to Raisina Hills (English, Paperback, Sharma Gopal)
25th July 2022 is an epiphany – a moment that embodies what we, the people can become. Droupadi Murmu is the newly elected 15th President of India. In a year when India is marking ’75th year of Independence’, it has made every Indian proud that the highest office of our country is occupied by a self-made woman who belongs to a tribal community. She needs no introduction. But if you are keen to know in detail about her amazing journey from a non-descript tribal village of Odisha to the resplendent Raisina Hills, this is the book to read.
To prepare the book, the author traveled to President Murmu’s native village and met the residents there to weave the story. Her life-lesson is simple and to the point: Don’t consider yourself inferior to anyone (Apne ko chota nahin samajhna). Professor Gopal Sharma’s masterful chronicling of Droupadi’s extraordinary ordinary life- her tribal background, her struggles and triumphs, personal tragedies and adversities will take you along. The book not only familiarizes you with her life but also gives you an opportunity to decipher and decode how in a political set-up where dynastic politics and personal wealth have dominated for long, a person with frugal means and resources gets the ultimate self-actualization. She is a pioneer in her own right, a symbol you may look up to in the hope of a more inclusive world.
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