1232 km: The Long Journey Home

1232 km: The Long Journey Home

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Publisher: Harper Collins
No. of pages: 232
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Language: English
ISBN: 9789354226519
Published on: 2021
Book Format: Paperback
Category: Essay
Subject: Self-Development

Description

The nationwide lockdown in 2020 to curb the spread of Covid-19 left millions of migrant labourers without jobs, food and shelter. Desperate and helpless, most took to the road, embarking on the long, often fatal, journey home.

Ritesh, Ashish, Ram Babu, Sonu, Krishna, Sandeep and Mukesh-migrants from Bihar-undertook a similar journey on their bicycles that lasted for seven days and seven nights. Their harrowing trip from Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, to their hometown of Saharsa as they braved police lathis and insults, and battled hunger, exhaustion and fear, was documented by National Award-winning filmmaker Vinod Kapri.

1232 km is a story of the extraordinary courage of seven men in the face of tremendous odds.

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