By Sagar Sainju (2068 B.S.)
In order to present a book-review among you, I searched on many books in our school library. From among all, what I found the most inspiring and commendable book is, “In Search of Light.” This book is inspired by the, people’s Movement in Nepal 2062/63 B.S. and written with the main theme –’Do we have to spend our lives admits firing of guns and is the depth of the ground of movement.’ This book was published by Bibek Sirjansil Publication Pvt. Ltd in 2006 B.S. The author of this book is, Bijay Raj Acharya, which translator is Samjhana Sharma with the cover designer, K.K. Karmacharya. The price of this book is Rs. 20/-
Bijay Raj Acharya is a well-known writer in the field of Nepalese literature. Specially, he has been battling his pen upon child literature. He is an active writer who has been engaging in writing his creations based on child psychology. Through his every writing he reflects the child exploitation and those persons of our society who has been oppressing and torturing the child for their selfish motives. His creation speaks out in the favor of such child and make an appeal to the people to mercy and show some mankind. His honesty in writing shows that he is an untiring warrior of truth and justice. For his great sacrifice in child literature, he has been awarded with the ‘Best Children’s Literature Award, 2060 B.S.’ obviously, his outstanding skill of writing and emphasis presentation has made him much successful.
Similarly, in this book, In Search of light, he has reflected a child psychology in a comic style. The illustrations and amazing stony in this book had made it and spectacular example of society’s rationality and culture innovations. The main characters in this drama are a child and his father. The book tells that, one day, while the child was walking with his father, he saw blood all over the street. The child asked in a curious way that what had happened. The father answered him that a revolution was going on for people’s rights. The child asked whether everybody’s right had been confiscated. And they were fighting for it. The father replied him in a positive way and agreed with him. Their conversation was going on and the child asked many questions continuously. The father give all answers for all those questions. They discussed that every citizen had not been participated in the movement because they had no faith and belief on the leaders. They had been deceiving the citizens by telling them that they have been providing with all rights back but that was only a showoff.
The father elaborated his son that, in 2046 B.S., the citizens of Nepal came down to chase down the foreign enemy. But the leaders made agreement with them and pretended of giving rights to citizens and bringing democracy. People were pleased having democracy but later on they realized that it was only meant for the leaders and their wrong deeds. Crimes began to increase in the country and corruption was not an exception. In other hand the leaders even sold lakes and rivers of Nepal to foreign neighbor country for their self-motives. They forgot that they had been in the power by every single vote of Nepalese citizens. And he told that for bringing movement the leaders had to apology and should give up all wrong deeds and a new government had to be reformed with honest leaders.
At the end, this book also expresses that if all of us involve ourselves in the search of golden light, then we can do anything and shall end the darkness. In this way it inspires us to involve in unity for bringing peace and prosperity.
Thus, this book expresses a serious psychology of child and also reflects the selfish motives of the leaders. Therefore, it can be an inspiration for the start of a powerful light and eradication of the existing darkness.