IRS Officer Anjani Kumar Pandey turns author with ‘Allahabad Blues’

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Published by Priyanka Sharma on 16 Jul 2020

Indian Revenue Service (IRS) Officer Anjani Kumar Pandey has turned author with his debut book ‘Allahabad Blues’. Posted in Surat as Joint Commissioner, Income Tax Department, Pandey originally hails from Allahabad, and so his first book is based on this sacred city. The book takes you to a historical and cultural journey filled with the rich anecdotes of literature of Allahabad.

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Readers are relating to this book as it takes them through the journey of their own lives. Laced with different emotions of life- struggle, love, pain, it teaches one not to accept defeat under any circumstances. The middle class musings of the book also take you to the village life, the fun times of the college and Pandey’s life thereafter. ‘Allahabad Blues’ not only talks about Allahabad as a city or just the lifetime of Pandey, but it also asks questions which are pertinent to everyone’s life.

The book will find a special place in the hearts of those who are no longer connected to their roots and are struggling to get hold of the city life. It also gives people a chance to introspect about what they have done for the city, for the village that gave them so much. The book is already getting rave reviews in the country.

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The writer Anjani Kumar Pandey is a well-respected IRS Officer of the 2009 batch. In 2018, he created a history of sorts by issuing a passport to an infant within hours of birth.

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