On A Hot Summer Day in Gorakhpur

by Tanvir Salim

About me

I am Tanvir Salim

I was born in a politically active family in Gorakhpur. My Grandfather was many times a member of Uttar Pradesh state assembly, and council, whereas father was a member in Indian Parliament. My mother was a school teacher. For High School education I attended Colvin Taluqdar’s College in Lucknow. After completing my Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1983 from Aligarh Muslim University....


About my book

They were the Lions of Gorakhpur. The ones who were hanged on a hot summer day were not ordinary men. The likes of Abdullah, Bhagwan, Vikram, Dudhai, Kali Charan, Lal Mohammad, Ram Swaroop, Rudli, SahdevKahar and many more like them had given up their lives for the sake of the country. They were the martyrs who were not remembered with the honour they deserved.
But they kindled the flame of freedom and later Chauri Chaura of 1922 provided the critical mass that put the country on the path to independence.

On A Hot Summer Day In Gorukhpur is the story of a voyage that goes beyond the sleepy town of Gorakhpur, to the serene campus of Aligarh, to the land of opportunities United States, to return back from where it all started, but only after watching the madness that changed the world on 9/11. In this book, for the first time, inconvenient truths about the caste system amongst Muslims of Asia is brought to the surface. A political thriller with romance and betrayal which will captivate the reader until the last page is turned.

Tanvir Salim