A World on Hold : A Living Record of the Global Pandemic
395.00 11.99 / 9.99
ISBN: 9789394547070 Pages: 254 Size: 216 x 138 Language: English Book Binding: Paperback Weight: 250 gm.
About The Book
"This moving collection of first person narratives, which carries a diverse range of voices and testimonials about the impact of the Pandemic, reads like a first draft of history."
Namita Gokhale, Writer and co-director, Jaipur Literature Festival
For those who have lived through the Covid-19 pandemic, life will never be the same again. This once-in-a-lifetime calamity has transformed the way we look at ourselves and the world around us. Not one individual has been left untouched by it. What does it mean to those who have survived and lived to tell the tale? Will there ever be any closure for the millions who have lost their loved ones, their livelihoods and a whole way of life?
Through twenty diverse and compelling experiences of individuals living through an unprecedented global pandemic, A World on Hold chronicles a historic period which brought the whole world to a standstill. It documents the voices of not only the well-heeled and privileged â€“ parliamentarian and author Shashi Tharoor, actor Vidya Balan, celebrity chef Shilarna Vaze and celebrated editor Nonita Kalra â€“ but also those whose voices and stories were relegated to mere numbers: an anonymous police officer, a migrant worker, a gravedigger, a cabin crew member and even a Covid-19 human challenge volunteer, among others.
About Surabhi Sundaram
Surabhi Sundaram is a writer and video producer with an appetite for non-fiction. Her work predominantly includes reportage of human- interest stories and current affairs through the visual as well as the written form.
Divita Aggarwal is a published author and essayist. She started her writing career at the age of 16, with her debut novel, It Was Always You, which received praise from personalities such as Dr. Shashi Tharoor and newspapers such as DNA.