A farmer portrays agri-crisis in his Book ‘Kingdom In Dream – The Prime Minister’


Pandurang More is a farmer with a difference and he says I am interested in doing something for my country and for the poor people. While most farmers are facing a crisis of water scarcity, which has driven many to commit suicides, Pandurang More has penned a novel in English to air farmers’ woes.

His novel ‘Kingdom In Dream: The Prime Minister’s protagonist is the son of a farmer who goes on to become Prime Minister. But the dedication page of the book has the name of former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam which has been published by Patridge India. More already possesses the manuscript of his second novel ‘White Money’. He has also penned some plays and a poetry collection, which are in line for publication.

Hero of this novel also grinds coarsely in a social and political system. He has an honest wish to bring about a big change but he couldn’t do any outside of his dreams. Only drams they have which also depend on other people those have a lot of money. They don’t have a ‘life’ we call it ‘spirit’, on the other hand, a new day rises with a new problem. When a question of leadership raises, at that time young people those with farming background should be considered first. If they would lead, somewhere social equality would arrive and social classes might finish. ‘Money and power made the leaders stones’. Whenever the nation won’t get a young farmer leader, we can’t stop a trail of the nation.

Pandurang Tanaji More said: “inspiration”, not “imposition” which produces results, that after going through the agonies of being a farmer, he realised the system had to undergo a transformation, and for that one has to enter politics.  The son of Sitabai and Tanaji, unlettered farmers in the tiny village of Pangav in Solapur’s Barshi taluka, Pandurang Tanaji More got a decent education. His parents ensured that he finished school, after which he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Education (B. Ed.) Following a stint as an assistant professor, More decided to work in the soil. But while in the field, he felt the need to express the troubles farmers face. Hence was born his first novel, ‘Kingdom In Dream: The Prime Minister’. He penned it in English so that he reaches to a wider audience.

He said all children should be taught English right from primary schools. More said, “inspiration”, not “imposition” which produces results, that after going through the agonies of being a farmer, he realised the system had to undergo a transformation, and for that one has to enter politics.

He further says India being an agriculture nation, the agrarian community is in shambles today. They are left with no other option but either to quit or somehow remain in the field. Their life becomes very difficult and complicated with a new crisis every day. It is no wrong to call that they have no life.