On the 19th of March 2017, Uttar Pradesh woke up to its twenty-first Chief Minister and his swearing ceremony. There, the Yogi said, while taking his oath, ‘I, Adityanath, take this oath in the name of the Lord …!’ Nostalgic Indians got transported into the past; an era where the mystic sages, the wise and the learned were entrusted with the proceedings of a kingdom! The golden past of India is a standing testimony that kings were always guided by the Dharma Gurus, so as to exercise a check on the ruler. That the ruler did not gloat in self-glory and was indeed discharging his duties in a just and able manner. If one was to look at the Indian tradition and heritage, it would be rather conclusive that Dharma here, instills a sense of duty in one. India has stood tall, for it never allowed Dharma to be used the way it was used in Europe or even the Arab Nations.
Raj – Yogi: Gorakhnath Se Adityanath Tak
First definitive biography of a monk who has become the chief minister of the most populous state of India. It captures the journey of a shy and introvert boy from the hills of Uttarakhand who has now become a man of consensus.