The Diary of An Unreasonable Man

There’s a book talk coming up that seems to be organized by the Penguin Books Singapore at the Earshot Cafe!

It’s a book talk by Madhav Mathur, the author of The Diary of An Unreasonable Man in conversation with Deepika Shetty.

The short details:

Date: 14 May

Time: 7pm

Location: Earshot Cafe at The Arts House ( 1 Old Parliament Lane)

Since it’s a public event, you don’t need to register but just show up!

What’s the book about? Let me copy paste the info from Penguin Books India!

Pranav Kumar is:
(a) An advertising executive
(b) An aspiring writer
(c) An anarchist
(d) A fugitive from the Mumbai Police
(e) All of the above

Pranav Kumar has had enough. He’s sick and tired of being a corporate drone convincing people that their lives are meaningless without the newest product he’s peddling. He hates that commercialism is the new mantra and people actually believe that you are what you own. Pranav Kumar wants to change the world.

But how does one man make a whole country question the way we are when no one is interested in listening?

Pranav and his friends decide to capture the eyeballs of the nation and shake up the system. Their methods are unorthodox, their message unique. They take over a TV station, expose an environmental scam, strike out at patrons of brothels, sabotage a glitzy fashion show, and paint-bomb a local train.

But as the Anarchists of Mumbai ignite sparks of a much larger movement, they realize that doing good comes at a price, that the means are as important as the ends and that being hunted by the Mumbai police is perhaps better than being hunted by contract-killers.

Heh, an interesting book, non?

The novel has sold its movie rights to director Anurag Kashyap. And more about Madhav Mathur besides the fact that he’s an author, he’s an artist and an indie filmaker with his own company.

Meanwhile, Deepika Shetty is a correspondent for The Straits Times and Tabla! newspaper. She’s moderated writing events before in South East Asia, Australia and Sri Lanka and more obviously, in Singapore! For it is here that the event will be at.

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