Indian writer Amitav Ghosh signs copies of his new book The Living Mountain for Kolkata readers
Kolkata: Acclaimed Indian writer and Jnanpith winner Amitav Ghosh at a city bookstore on Saturday signed copies of his recently published book The Living Mountain, billed as a fable for our times and a cautionary tale of how humans have systematically exploited nature, leading to an environmental collapse.
What makes the book special is that it was written during the pandemic when people were so preoccupied with their own problems that it was impossible to even give a minimal amount of attention to the environment.
The story is set in Mahaparbat, which is a mountain in India and is inhabited by local residents. The problem starts when businessmen and industrialists come in and start abusing the mountains for commercial purposes.
“The Living Mountain is a book of our times, for our times; it will resonate strongly with readers of all ages” said the publishers of the book HarperCollins. It is a fable that warns us not to profit by damaging the environment as it will eventually lead to grave problems and nature will not be there to protect us.
The Living Mountain was published on May 12, 2022 in English, Hindi and simultaneously as an audiobook and ebook.