We are thrilled to announce that the British Council, in collaboration with Penguin India, will be hosting the book launch event for "Water in a Broken Pot" by Yogesh Maitreya.
Join us on Friday, 28th July 2023, from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM.
"Water in a Broken Pot" is a remarkable memoir that explores the themes of longing, loss, and the transformative journey of self-discovery within the complex tapestry of caste society. Yogesh Maitreya, a leading independent Indian publisher, writer, and poet, masterfully captures experiences of pain, loneliness, deprivation, alienation, and the profound political consciousness intertwined with his caste identity. This deeply moving memoir is a testament to the resilience and the unfiltered realities of life.
Growing up in a working-class family, Yogesh writes vividly about his father's struggle with alcoholism and his unwavering passion for cinema. He delves into shattered intergenerational dreams, toiling day and night in factories, and the daunting challenges faced within India's casteist, exclusionary, and hostile education systems. The narrative encapsulates feelings of lovelessness, loss, and heartache. Throughout his journey, Yogesh Maitreya navigates various jobs to make ends meet until he discovers solace in the written word, literature, and the transformative legacy of Ambedkar. These influences shape his dreams, and his identity, and ultimately lead him to choose a career in publishing. With refreshing honesty, this fresh and radical voice shares his truth, inviting readers to embrace vulnerability and share their own stories.
Be a part of this extraordinary event as we launch "Water in a Broken Pot" at the British Council. And immerse yourself in the compelling memoir of Yogesh Maitreya—a memoir that touches the soul inspires introspection and encourages us all to embrace our narratives.