The Young and the Restless: Youth and Politics in India by Gurmehar Kaur hit the shelves on 20th May 2019. The book was published by Penguin India.
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The 2014 Lok Sabha elections saw the involvement of India’s youth like never before. They were debating inside classrooms, sitting for dharnas on the street, having conversations in offices, and on social media. The election in 2014 saw 150 million young voters—and the highest number of first-time voters in India.
And yet, the average age of our parliamentarians is sixty-three. Our leaders are almost four decades older than the average twenty-five-year-old.
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ITS HERE AND I CANNOT STOP GRINNING! ☺️ I wrote Small Acts because it was a story inside me which I HAD to write. I wrote the Young and the restless to confirm that I had it in me to write. My second child! 🌻 BIG BIG BIG THANKS AND LOVE TO MY ALL MY EIGHT YOUNG LEADERS! PLEASE go pre-order on amazon and give us some loveee
In The Young and the Restless, Gurmehar Kaur, a student activist and author of Small Acts of Freedom, follows the journeys of eight youth leaders, their aspirations for the country’s youth, their aspirations for themselves, and, most importantly, their aspirations for the nation. She explores whether their politics only mimics that of the older party leaders or if they have the ideas, passion, and motivation of the demographic they represent.
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