About the Book
In this essay, the author is trying to answer the question: is there a political possibility of existence of a humanist as an anti-national humanist? Being a humanist, the author has high respect for human dignity, which he finds getting compromised in the nationalist violence. He wonders if it is possible for humanists like doctors to not become the externalities of nationalism labeling the blood in saffron, green, red, black, and white! He elaborates on the strategies of nationalists, the attributes of anti-national humanist existence, and the lessons from the past, to make out his case. Whether he has succeeded or not is for the readers to decide.
About the Author
Ankur Mutreja published his first book in the year 2015 entitled "Writings @ Ankur Mutreja" as a non-professional endeavour mainly comprising short essays. Soon he realized the book needed to be drawn into easily presentable forms for the less involved audience; so, he derived three more books from the same entitled "Sparks", "Flare", and "Light". These were his introduction to the world as a writer/essayist. But, of course, a writer is a thinker first, and a good thinker doesn't think in genres. Ankur Mutreja has not set up any countours to his writings. He just thinks and expresses. So, he pens poems while wriitng travelogues, as in "Kerala Hugged"; incorporates fiction in essays, as in "Claims on Privacy"; and amalgamate satire, critique, and philosophy, as in "Anti-National Humanist". But that shouldn't stop him from writing poetry and prose. So, do enjoy his book of poems entitled "Nine Poems" and the fairy tale of his love with nature in the travelogue-cum-romcom entitled "Annapurna Circuit Trek".