A Toolkit for Protesting and Resisting Peacefully by Aakar Patel Illustrations by PenPencilDraw


NEW DELHI, September 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — In the current scenario, people around the world are participating in democracy in deeper and more meaningful ways. Of India at United States at hong kong, democratic societies have known movements that bring about change. They have one thing in common: a large-scale participation of civil society and individuals and the absence of organized political parties.

How can individuals make their participation more effective? This book talks about how the best campaign organizations in the world change democratic societies, how a citizen can engage with other like-minded people, and how dynamic and participatory citizen action makes democracy better and more reactive.

Featuring political cartoons that have the power to inspire, outrage or amuse, The Anarchist Cookbook is a book for our time.

According to the author, Aakar Patel“Democracy does not stop at the ballot box. Voting is only one aspect of citizen participation in influencing government. There are other powers that our constitution has given us, which often go unused.and certainly more unused than voting.

If you are troubled by what you see around you in the world, this book helps you take agency and act in a way that is effective and has worked around the world.”

The Anarchist Cookbook is an urgent appeal to all citizens of India do more to ensure a vibrant and healthy democracy. Aakar Patel, in its inimitable way, introduces us to the most pressing issues of our time and tells us what we can do, as Indians, to truly exercise the rights granted to us by the Constitution. A must read for anyone interested India and are troubled by his recent descent into authoritarianism“, said Swati ChopraEditor-in-Chief, HarperCollins India.

India is rich in material for artists, especially at a time like now. We have tried in this book to communicate through visuals some of the paradoxes and absurdities we see before us.” sYes the Illustrator, PenPencilDraw

About the Author:

Aakar Patel is a writer and human rights activist based in bangalore. He is president of Amnesty International India.

PenPencilDraw is the Instagram handle with illustrations by an anonymous satirist.

About HarperCollins India

HarperCollins India publishes some of the best writers from the Indian subcontinent and around the world, releasing around 200 new books every year, with a print and digital catalog of over 2,000 titles spread across 10 editions. Its authors have won almost all major literary awards including Man Booker Prize, JCB Prize, DSC Prize, New India Foundation Prize, Atta Galatta Prize, Shakti Bhatt Prize, Gourmand Cookbook Prize, Publishing Next Prize , Tata Literature Live! Award, Gaja Capital Business Book Prize, BICW Award, Sushila Devi Award, Sahitya Akademi Award and Crossword Book Award. HarperCollins India also represents some of the best publishers in the world including Harvard University Press, Gallup Press, Oneworld, Bonnier Zaffre, Usborne, Dover and Lonely Planet. HarperCollins India is now the recipient of five Publisher of the Year awards – in 2021 and 2015 at the Publishing Next Industry Awards, and in 2021, 2018 and 2016 at Tata Literature Live. HarperCollins India is a subsidiary of HarperCollins Publishers.

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