The world consists mainly of ordinary people leading simple lives. Their stories remain unheard as they haven't been written about. But their lives inspire because they are a vindication of certain lasting values that survive in every society and keep us connected with the unseen forces that govern us.
In Ek Sadharan Si Zindagi, the Hindi translation of An Ordinary Life, former Election Commissioner of India Ashok Lavasa tells one such warm story. He weaves the experiences of his father, Udai Singh, into the narrative of a fast-changing India to show how his Bauji's principles served as a moral compass in his life - and can in ours too. Through a series of incidents, he explores the virtues of honest living and illustrates that it is possible to prosper in a world of rising aspirations and cut-throat competition while preserving one's ideals.
Reflective and philosophical, Ek Sadharan Si Zindagi is imbued with the grounded wisdom of an earlier Indian generation and its way of life, which is both ordinary and extraordinary, unique and universal at the same time