Beginnings are all around us, although they are often disguised. The turning of the soil, the blossoming of the buds, a new friendship, a new day with an old familiar – these are all signs that life carries on, and that it may be good despite setbacks. In a world changed and darkened by the pandemic, A Book of New Beginnings reminds us of this eternal truth. This shining anthology is a treasure of meditations, consolations and inspirations from a range of voices through history: Rabi’ah, Rumi, Tukaram, Emily Dickinson, Tagore, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Muktabai, Martin Luther King, the Dalai Lama, Alice Munro, Shailendra and unsung, everyday people with an extraordinary gift for hope, compassion, courage and perseverance. Edited and introduced by one of India’s finest and most admired writers, and beautifully designed and produced, this is a timeless book to possess and to gift.
About the Author
Among India’s best-known and most admired names in the world of letters, Jerry Pinto is the author of several acclaimed bestsellers, including Em and the Big Hoom, Murder in Mahim, Helen, I Want a Poem and Other Poems and the edited volume A Book of Light: When a Loved One Has a Different Mind. He is the recipient of the Windham Campbell Prize, the Sahitya Akademi Award, the National Film Award for writing on cinema, the Crossword Award and the Hindu Prize.