I am an ordinary man in love with humanity, culture, languages and life.
When I was a child I used to live with my grandparents in a small farm outside Hastinapur, the capital of my country India. We had a couple of farm animals there such as pigs, cow, horses and sheep. My grandparents used to grow vegetables and some fruits in that farm while commuting to the city for work. We had a dog named Ahimsa. He had long hair and big sloppy ears. We also had a fish named Nirvana. My grandmother used to feed her chunks of rice sometimes. But later my parents bought a new house and we moved to the city and started living in a huge apartment block in the heart of the city. In the meantime I also lived with my mother in the United Province when she was sent there for work by the government. Life was peaceful and simple. My mother said, things changed completely in the year 2047 when India became a Maoist Republic after the collapse of the Bourgeois Empire. I was very young to understand what was going on…
The alter-ego is here:
Abhishek Avtans (Lecturer of Hindi Language & Literature at Leiden University, Netherlands)