New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, a staunch critic of Centre’s Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, wrote a book on this issue titled Nagarikatwa Atonko (Fear of citizenship). All 1,000 copies have been sold within six days, the publishers said. It was launched in the International Kolkata Book fair. “All the 1,000 copies of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s new title ‘Nagarikatwa Atonko’ (Fear of Citizenship) were sold out this afternoon. It was launched on February 4 in the book fair,” Apu Dey said on behalf of the publishers, Dey’s Publishing.
In her book, the TMC supremo talks about the “barbaric uncertainty which has gripped India in the sphere of politics-economy-society everywhere….”The book was sold from the stall of Trinamool Congress mouthpiece ‘Jago Bangla’, apart from the pavilion of the Dey’s Publishing.
“Since 1993 my books on contemporary issues have been published in every book fair, which reflects my views, thinkings, opinions everything. This year the people’s movement against CAA, NPR and NRC prompted me to chronicle my views which salute the uprising against divisive politics,” she wrote in the book.
With 14 new titles released in this book fair, the number of books written by the chief minister has crossed 100. Now, she is the author of 102 books written mainly in Bengali and English. While Banerjee also has books of Urdu poems to her credit, her poetries were also translated to Alchiki, the language of the Santhals.
(With PTI Inputs)