“There is an extremely worse and very painful condition of Dom Caste in Bihar State in comparison to any other caste in any other state,” said India’s first President Dr. Rajendra Prasad on December 26, 1951, at Samastipur District (Bihar), when Jharni Das (Shibdhari Mallick) met him.
Working for the Dom Caste all-round development in social, political, spiritual education, and economic field, Jharni Das’s name will always be remembered as ‘JHARNI DAS KI JIWANI.’ This is the main theme of this book and ‘JHARNI DAS KI DIARY’ poem is true proof of untouchability and open voidance suffered by the people of Dom Caste. Jharani Das saw these incidents through his own eyes and had to face the curse on himself. The rest of the poems in this book are views of the author.
Let us run across the meadows, to the top of the mountain.
For I promise,
The view will calm you, soothe you
Make you feel at peace.
A gentle breeze will drift you away,
from sorrows of the shallow land.
If you get tired in between,
We can rest at the sojourn of happiness.
For I promise,
The road is not too long
Only a little rough.
But we will get there,
All in good time.”
The Sun Shines Bright Here is an unconventional self-help book that starts with a real-life story. Shayna recalls her mundane struggles with introversion, anxiety, self-esteem and love. As she makes her way through her everyday life, she slowly unravels the bitter truth as well as saccharine beauty of this world.
Her life is not legendary. She is not legendary. But her story is. Why? Because it’s yours!