Amitava Kumar publishes The Yellow Book: A Traveller’s Diary, a follow-up to The Blue Book.
The Yellow Book is the author’s observations of global realities as witnessed in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic’s first wave. From London to his native Motihari and beyond, Kumar kept a journal while abroad in those uncertain days, and the result reveals how one writer observes and articulates the world around him—and that within. “The Yellow Book is about traveling…. Will the end of all our exploring be to arrive where we began, and to know the place for the first time? How will we ourselves have changed in the process?”, writes Udayan Mitra, Executive Publisher, HarperCollins India. “The Yellow Book is an arresting document of our times, an irresistible peek into a writer and artist’s heart, and a clarion call for hope.”