OF POLITICS & STUDENT LIFE
The Kalam Ajmer session held on June 19 saw discussions on student politics, changing political scenario, student body polls and university life in general. Author Naveen Choudary was in conversation with Anant Bhatnagar at the session. Choudhary spoke about his childhood in Bihar and education in Jaipur. Speaking about his literary journey, he told the audience that it was his grandmother who inspired him to write. This was when Choudhary was still a school-going young lad, and his father’s first book has just been published. Discussing his book Janta Store, which is based on student politics at the Rajasthan University, Choudhary said, “There used to be caste-based politics at the university then, which is still prevalent. But the dynamics have all changed now.” Born in Madhubani, Bihar and brought up in Jaipur, Choudhary wrote the popular political novel, Janta Store inspired by his days at Rajasthan University. The story of the novel revolves around the link between student politics and state’s political equation. Choudhary, also known as a photographer and satirist, was himself active in student politics during his days at the university.