Staff Reporter – Kolkata
Dial ‘M’ for ‘M’-Factor” – a book by Asish Basak was released on 13th January eve at K. G. Memorial Hall by representative members of all communities. In the times of NRC and CAA, this is more of an introspection by the author, who has tried for a fine balance, set precariously in view of the ongoing upheaval and fractious current scenario in our country. The book brings forth the trials and tribulations faced by millions of Muslims residing in India, considered the majority of the ‘Minority Sector’ in the secularist federal democratic state of India. The
tremors of resentment had begun @ 640 AD when the Muslims came hurtling down to Indian sub-continent with sword on one hand and Qur’an on the other. In the midst of this onslaught of time-wrought changes, the vibrancy of the masses have proved that this land of India does not belong to ‘Rama’ or ‘Rahim’; it belongs to ‘Ramu bhai’ or ‘Rahman chacha’- the quintessential COMMON MAN, the biggest and brightest of all the ‘M’-Factors. “Dial ‘M’ for ‘M’-Factor” by Asish Basak also highlights other ‘M’-Factors- the Media, De-Monetisation, political ‘Mammoths’ – Modi-ji and Mamata-di. But above all, it highlights the Common Man’s intent to live on, his intense desire and will to survive. This is the 7th book by Asish Basak and he will soon make a docu-film on this content.