Anupam Kher, a former television reporter and freelance journalist, says he spent nearly five years traveling around India, from Bihar to Gujarat, trying to find his voice.
Kher is among a growing number of Indian writers and intellectuals who are trying to use their writing to challenge the countrys dominant political class.
Kher has written for various national newspapers and is a contributing editor at The Times Of India.
Kher, 38, left his native Bihar in 2005 and went to Mumbai, where he wrote for several newspapers, including the Hindustan Times.
In 2012, he joined the Times Of America, where, after two years, he became its contributing editor.
Khers work is part of a growing movement to challenge India’s political elite, which, he says, is deeply embedded in the ruling BJP, which has ruled the country for decades.
“I had the sense that this country was in crisis, and this is the moment where I was born to fight,” Kher said in an interview with The Times.
“There were so many forces trying to control the country, but I knew that I had to do something.”
Kher began to feel increasingly isolated and disconnected, especially after his wife was diagnosed with cancer in 2015.
He started searching for ways to express his feelings through writing.
“I wanted to write about my experiences as a writer,” he said.
“I felt like I was losing my voice.
The country had become too big, so I felt like it was impossible for me to write anything anymore.”
Khers first book, A Tale Of Two Cities, was published in February 2016.
He wrote a follow-up book in March, titled, India, The Most Important Country In The World.
His latest book, Anupum Kher’s Journey, was released in November 2016.
Khers book, titled India, is part memoir, part journalistic work.
He has written about his experiences in Bihar, Gujarat, and Delhi, India.
The book covers topics ranging from the role of women in the country’s politics to caste system, religion, nationalism, corruption and discrimination, Kher says.
His focus is on the role women play in shaping and changing the country.
According to a recent survey, Khers book has sold 3.2 million copies and garnered nearly 1 million comments.
Keshi Kher is the editor of an online magazine, called The Indian Express, and a freelance writer.
Her book, The Last Word, is currently in publication.KHER, a Bengali-American, left the United States in 2012 and now lives in New York City.
He said that, in India, there are few writers of color who are speaking their minds, and that many people still feel as if they are second-class citizens.
Khailat Kher was born in India and moved to New York in 1981.
He is currently a journalist at The Indian Post and a member of the American Society of Hindi-Language Teachers.
He works as a reporter for the Times of America and the New York Times.