THE RESISTANCE COLLECTION
‘The ongoing protests come after a nationwide demonstration Thursday, when an estimated 250 million workers, farmers and their allies joined in what’s believed to be the largest organised strike in history anywhere in the world. Organisers say tens of thousands of demonstrators have now gathered at each of New Delhi’s three borders, in cold winter conditions….’ Democracy Now, 2020
When events compel activists such as Greta Thunberg and Russel Brand, politicians like Justin Trudeau, Tan Dhesi and Jagmeet Singh, as well as A-list celebrities like Rihanna to enter the fray; something pivotal has caught the collective imagination.
The book synopsis
Sir-Inder Deol’s mastery of the poetic word transports the reader directly into the forefront of the largest mass protest in human history. His tone eloquently reflects a combination of the personal and collective struggle of the agitators, inviting readers to both question and better understand the political and corporate cogs of society. It literally makes you want to go out and protest! The Resistance Collection, whilst containing a rich insight into the Indian farmers protest, also crosses over. A modern-day inspirational manual of sorts for activists and reformers worldwide.
Deol illuminates every single poem with his command of figurative language, managing to effortlessly capture such raw emotion in a mere matter of words. The combination of the intellectual with the metaphorical depicts an imperative class consciousness narrative which encourages its reader to pause and reflect. It was within each pause that I found a truly unique insight into what resistance entailed, and what it evoked for the Indian farmers.
It is a poetic resistance story like none other, one which resonates wholly with its reader. I look forward, eagerly, for what Deol may bring next, he is truly an emerging literary genius. (Professor Balkar Singh. Professor of Eminence, Patiala University, India. Author and Academic Scholar).
About Sir-Inder Deol
Sir-Inder Deol is a poet, a human rights activist, and a strong advocate of freedom of speech and expression. He published The Deol Foundation’s Indian Human Rights Report in March 2021, the first report of its kind during the historic struggle. Writing and poetry are his passions. In 2020 Sir-Inder decided to start a foundation that bore the family name. Focusing on freedom of expression, human rights, environmental rights, and social impact.
The foundation has created projects worldwide to support this agenda. One of the programmes includes Academic Research, run by up-and-coming scholars. Covering a wide range of topics, the project has gained support from Internationally established senior academics.
Sir-Inder has also helped to establish the emerging publishing house TDF Books, which is dedicated to publications that fall within the parameters of the afore mentioned areas of focus.
Release date; 11/01/2022 Available from all Amazon and all good bookstores (in Paperback, Hardback and eBook).
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