Book by Chris D’Souza Bandh Samrat -Tales of an Eternal Rebel George Fernandes published
Mangaluru, August 12: Bandh Samrat -Tales of an Eternal Rebel George Fernandes, a book about veteran politician Chris Emmanuel D’Souza came out recently. The book is published by Clerverfox Publication.
Shortly after George Fernandes’ disappearance, tons of columns and essays appeared on the Internet and other print media. His antics, exploits and artistry that have never been shared on a public platform have come to light. People who met George in his heyday were dazzled by his temper, they idolized his courage, he could make friends in no time and also abandon them out of the blue by his impulsive decisions. Politicians of various ideologies admired his evil attitude and the influence of his mass base across the country. For a Catholic boy from the coastal pocket corner of Mangaluru, to rule India’s highest city, Bombay, and later venture the mighty authoritarian establishment was unprecedented and remains so to this day. Few political figures have left such a vigorous impact on India’s post-independence dynamics, challenging absolute power and fighting for the blue-collar and downtrodden; George was a phenomenon.