Ghandi in Quarantine is essentially a rousing expression of liberty and free will. Francisco Saénz Ráez explores the heroic multi-faceted soul of a man attempting to decipher the authoritarian imposition we have all had to endure as a result of the COVID pandemic. He employs an objective rationality that questions the measures taken in order to control the populace. He takes in account their deleterious effects that weaken the capacity of essential infrastructures of government, commerce and social order to maintain stability on the planet. Could it be that these measures have been as dangerous as the disease itself?
The magnanimous personality and historic efforts of Mahatma Mohandas Ghandi serve as an inspiration to our protagonist, Jeremiah, who gathers around him a cadre of family, old and dear friends, and cohorts from various realms of his long and diverse life’s journey.
It is the story of this soul’s superhuman effort to find himself, his innermost core, and gather his compatriots and the whole world in order to exercise our rights and make a stand for freedom –convoking us all to join him in a March for Freedom, as Ghandi did with his revolutionary Salt March.
All this gives rise to a fascinating adventure that, while describing the outer world of multiple events in various regions of the vast and diverse Peruvian landscape, delves into the complex inner realms of the human psyche.
Francisco Sáenz Ráez
Member of the 10th Promotion of the Cristo Rey School, Cajamarca. Economics Engineer from the Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería (UNI), a Master’s Degree from the Graduate School of Business (ESAN) and a Master’s Degree in Marketing from the San Ignacio de Loyola University (USIL). Author of different stories, he currently transmits his knowledge to his students at USIL and UPC.