This book is about the journey of an ordinary boy from Jharkhand to an extraordinary spiritual leader. At the age of 20 he was student leader in undivided Bihar. He was ABVP karyakarta and staunch flag bearer of Hindutva. In 1993 he got inspired by Shiv Sena supremo Bala Saheb Thackeray’s speech and started conducting public prayers and Maha Aarti across the city. That rattled the then government and they arrested him in a fake case of murder. Soon after the arrest his mother died of shock and from there his life took a surprising twist. In jail also he was fighting for the rights of prisoners, he brought many reforms and not only that he started conducting prayer meets and satsang. Four years of jail term got him close to God and from there he never returned to normal life. From his mother’s Babu he turned out to be Sadguru Shri Riteshwar. He believes that happiness and sorrow in human lives are temporary, they are here to make a shift. If our desire is for everlasting happiness, then our goal should be Lord Shri Radhakrishna and his word Deity Shrimad Bhagwat Mahapuran only.
This book is all about the plight of Sikhs all over the globe and especially in India. From the pre-independence era, thousands of Sikhs have laid their lives for the then undivided India. During India’s independence struggle, thousands of Sikh warriors fought against British rules. The partition of India in 1947, was the division of British India into two independent dominions, India and Pakistan. Post-independence, Pakistan and the Congress party of India both played Ping-Pong with the Sikhs by indirectly luring them in the name of ‘Khalistan’. The Khalistan movement was the Sikh secessionist movement. Promoted as a separatist campaign, its goal was to create a homeland for Sikhs by seceding Indian Punjab from India and establishing a sovereign, ethnoreligious Sikh state called Khālistān (‘Land of the Khalsa’), in the Punjab region.
The disillusioned Sikhs agitated several times and the protests resulted in irreparable violence. The 1984 Delhi Anti-Sikh riots caused the death of nearly 3,000 Sikhs. It was followed by the assassination of Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India, on October 31, 1984, by her guards at the gate. Almost 38 years later, most of its masterminds and perpetrators remain scot-free. On the other hand, all the Sikh youth who were then arrested on some pretext or the other have completed their punishments, but are still languishing in jail. Most of them are now senior citizens.