The pandemic has brought people out on their bicycles. Are there books waiting to be written? | Publishing And The Pandemic - Scroll.in

This series of articles on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on publishing is curated by Kanishka Gupta.

Dominic Franks, Scroll.in observes, The author of a cycling memoir sees a hundred stories blooming from the increased use of bicycles during the pandemic.
A page from 'Shikari’s Cycling Adventure'

In the month of May this year, Jyoti Kumari, a 15 year old girl from Bihar, cycled 1,200 km from Gurugram to Darbhanga in seven days with her injured father riding pillion because of their inability to pay the rent that their landlord was demanding. First reported by the BBC, and later retweeted by Ivanka Trump, her heroic feat turned her into an overnight sensation and the epitome of grit and girl power.

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