The Humane Quest is a journey towards humanity. My first book “THE HUMANE QUEST– volume 1” published in the year 2017 dealt with the societal issues at large followed by my 2nd volume of The Humane Quest, published in the year 2018.
I started writing three years back and never had in my mind that my articles would get published in the editorial column of the esteemed newspaper of Jammu city, ‘Daily Excelsior’ and finally i’ ll be able to have my own book. Since childhood, I have been inclined towards moral values and humanity. And writing my thoughts has made me more stronger. I truly believe that the values and traditions for which our country is known for or what humanity means holds true for today’s world as well and these values can make a person and disowning them can do the opposite.
Today, in a world where we constantly feel that humanity is failing us, here is a book that addresses the core issue. This book is an attempt to share the inhumanity prevailing in the society along with finding out the solution for the same which is somewhere hidden inside the many pessimal conditions. Many in this world, today, are merely existing, some surviving, a few really living, rare living happily, and rarest outlining life itself. We all meet people who wander through life. They simply accept what fate brings them, not realising what they can bring out of that hidden sadness. I have grown up to passionately believe in the values and morals of this rich cultured country. This book is for everybody who wants to be a better person and build a better society for themselves. I truly believe in a saying- ‘ it’s only by regular polishing that we remain the diamonds that we always were’. How much you dazzle thereafter in life depends upon how much we practice these values and principles.
Just as there is freedom, there is a certain responsibility towards the same. To choose to do good and be good within the specified responsibilities, is freedom in action.
I ask you- what is Humanity? Many people tell me that you are being orthodox or what you say doesn’t hold true for today’s generation. But, there is a difference between being orthodox and valuing one’s traditions. Generation keeps on changing, but the humanity will always be there. . Fine, our generation is changing. How, for the worst? India is a home to a quarter of the world’s hunger. We are working hard on making India a developed nation by making our future starve? We talk about equality by putting the women down through eve- teasing, rape and torture. 60% of our rural population lives in primitive conditions with hardly any electricity and polluted water. It is a matter of shame that even after 71 years of independence, modern technology has somehow, not touched their lives. Strange! If these thoughts make me orthodox, I am ok with it. We really need a tocsin regarding who we are, how we got here, and where we’re going.
I would love to write few lines from my book:
“We are not perfect human beings, nor do we have to pretend to be one. But, what is important is to prove to be the best version of ourselves. And i truly believe, India being a magnanimous nation always try to take everyone along in making our universe a better place to live in. A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people – as quoted by Mahtma Gandhiji, is truly germane to the country as ours. Our history, culture, values and traditions are paramount in uniting us as a nation.
We feel proud and over-whelmed with the ever enchanting morals this country holds. Let us salute our great nation. Let us all take pledge to carry India to pinnacle of glory with all our love and dedication.”
My book ponders upon the societal issues at large. It covers all the current issues which are being faced by the society including The ‘New’ Millennials, The clash of Man and Machine, How much more, Where is my humanity and the list is long.
I firmly believe that the old-aged traditions or the values for which our country is famous world over are not JUST the values. They are the instilled cultures rooted deep within us that makes us true human being.
I truly believe a pen is a greatest weapon and to share one’s thought through writing is a biggest achievement. I feel honoured that my book has been featured as top 10 by the ‘Literoma‘ literary community. Hope it can reach people and true humanity can again prevail in the society that has been vanished from the present times.