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Only In Darkness Can You See The Stars by Dr. Santosh Bakaya

Dr. Santosh Bakaya

Only In Darkness Can You See The Stars

Internationally acclaimed for her poetic biography of Mahatma Gandhi , [Ballad of Bapu], Dr. Santosh Bakaya is a much awarded poet- novelist- creative writing mentor-Tedx Speaker – essayist- biographer- reviewer . Some of her other books are , Where are the lilacs ? Under the Apple Boughs , Songs of belligerence [Poetry ], A Skyful of Balloons [ novella ], Bring out the tall Tales [ short stories with Avijit Sarkar ]. Her very popular column , Morning Meanderings in learning and Creativity . com will soon have a kindle version .

Only In Darkness Can You See The Stars​

Only in Darkness can you see the Stars , is a biography of Martin Luther King Jr, the iconic civil rights leader [ 1929- 1968] , the man who jerked the world out of its comatose slumber regarding the racial segregation prevalent in America , and also reiterated the futility of war , in his famous Riverside speech on 4th April, 1967 in New York. ‘Over the bleached bones and jumbled remains of civilizations are written the pathetic words , ‘too late’ .

Being a biography , it traces the life of Martin from his birth on a cloudy day on January 15, 1929 , his many crusades , the Letter from Birmingham Jail, where he maintained that ‘an injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere ‘, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, his other campaigns and final hours when he was assassinated on 4 April 1968 joining the list of many greats who died at age 39 .

He left behind a significant legacy and a plea that a person be known not by the colour of his skin but by the content of his character. The book also deals at length with his india visit [10 February – 10 March 1959] and is enriched with some rare pics of his India visit .

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