A book that traces the journey of a danseuse in changing the lives of hundreds of prisoners
A book launched in the city on Thursday traces the journey of a danseuse in changing the lives of hundreds of prisoners.
In Search of a Valmiki is the story of Alokananda Roy, who had started a dance and music workshop in Presidency Jail in 2007. What started as a therapy evolved into a movement, giving new direction to close to 200 prisoners, some of them once branded as “hardcore criminals”.
“This is a tale of the condition of Indian prisons and how Roy brought about a change through art and the instrument of love,” said Sujit Bhar, journalist and the author of the book.