HarperCollins India : 1232 km – The Long Journey Home By Vinod Kapri


About The book

The nationwide lockdown in 2020 to curb the spread of Covid-19 left millions of migrant labourers without jobs, food and shelter. Desperate and helpless, most took to the road, embarking on the long, often fatal, journey home.

Ritesh, Ashish, Ram Babu, Sonu, Krishna, Sandeep and Mukesh-migrants from Bihar-undertook a similar journey on their bicycles that lasted for seven days and seven nights. Their harrowing trip from Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, to their hometown of Saharsa as they braved police lathis and insults, and battled hunger, exhaustion and fear, was documented by National Award-winning filmmaker Vinod Kapri.

1232 km is a story of the extraordinary courage of seven men in the face of tremendous odds.

About The Author

Vinod Kapri is an award-winning filmmaker and has won a National Award for his film Can’t Take This Shit Anymore (2014). His critically acclaimed film Pihu (2017) bagged two awards at an international film festival. Before venturing into filmmaking, he spent twenty-three years of his career as a journalist with media organizations like Amar Ujala, Zee News, Star News, India TV and TV9.

1232 km
By Vinod Kapri
HarperCollins India
Pages: 232
Price : Rs 399

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