Authored By: Ashutosh Agnihotri
Year of Publication: 2019
|Pages: 150||Binding: Paperback(PB)|
Category: Poetry, Fiction and Short Stories
|Price in Rs. 206.50||Price in (USA) $. 16.52|
COLOURS OF MY WALL – NOT WITH THE SAME BRUSHis the second volume of this genre after Piece of Mind, which was published in 2018. The book containsrandom thoughts and reflections of the author emanating from his observations, experiences and imagination. The writer has recorded his thoughts faithfully – without making any conscious effort of transmuting them into something “rich and strange”. The result is ‘The Colours of My Wall’ – the metaphorical wall which is a canvas where the author paints his thoughts without following any definite pattern. Further, there is no effort to make it look shiny and beautiful.As the author says: This wall is his and so is the chaos. The wall is coloured in parts. It remains without colours at some places. There are places where it appears discoloured too.
ASHUTOSH AGNIHOTRI is an IAS Officer of the 1999 Batch, presently serving as Commissioner & Secretary to the Government of Assam in the Home & Political, Skill Employment & Entrepreneurship, etc. Departments. Born on 11th March 1974 in the city of Kanpur, he completed his MA in English Literature before joining the Indian Administrative Service. He has also done MSc in Public Management & Governance from the prestigious London School of Economics. In his service career, he has served as the District Magistrate in three districts in Assam, as well as held different positions in the Government of Assam. He is alive to the sights and sounds around him, and the silence within. His interests include astrology and cricket. He has written a number of books based on his varied experiences of life. These include the Piece of Mind, a compilation of random thoughts, Love, Life & Longing, a book of English poems, Usahor Bimal Surabhi, an Assamese translation of his English and Hindi poems, Spandan, a book of Hindi poems, and Os Ki Thapki, a book of Hindi poems under publication. He has also jointly edited a coffee-table book, Kamrup, with a noted journalist Wasbir Hussain.