Because Words matter by Kailash Satyarthi


Book Name          - Because Words Matter
 Author                 - KailashSatyarthi
 Publisher              - Rupa Publications 
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My Review
Rating : 4.5




The name Kailash Satyarthi brings the image of kids to our mind. The mastermind behind Bachpan Bachao Andolan had rescued more than 85000 kids. Till he got the Nobel prize, his name was unknown to many. In light of the announcement people have started following him and his ideals. The ideals that inspired thousands and lakhs of people have been compiled as a set of quotes by him.

The words that are printed in the book are not mere words but abstract messages. Author tells us the importance of freedom in childhood. A country that claimed to be free from 1947 is in fact nor free until the children in the country who constitute the future are free. To attain freedom education is must. How ever rich and prosperous we claim ourselves to be, we are poor unless illiteracy is eradicated.  Education in turn spreads peace all over the world.

Non Violence and Peace is another message that author conveys through his quotes. Author visualises a society where there is no violence against children. He realises and makes others realise that inequality triggers violence.

Author calls for a child centric society to ensure a bright future. The quotes about youth are powerful and enlightening. Author claims that youth is not the problem but the solution. If we save this generation we save all the future generations. Laws governing the protection of children is the prerequisite for their development. Anger need to be used for constructive purposes.  Author claims or rather proved that he has channelised his anger towards child labour, trafficking and abuse by working for their betterment.

The book is a package that helps us more than any self help books would. On reading the quotes, several times I stopped and told myself, 'Oh!  Yes. It is true but why didn't it dawn upon me. Nobel prizes are given for a reason.

This review is in return of a free book from the publisher  



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