BOOKS - WRITERS - 2019 July

July 24

A book titled ‘Chandra Shekhar – The Last Icon of Ideological Politics' written by Harivansh, Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha and Ravi Dutt Bajpai was released by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the 1st copy of the book was presented to Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India at an event held at Balayogi Auditorium Parliament Library Building. The book chronicles the political journey of former Prime Minister of India Chandra Shekhar.

July 23

On the occasion of nation celebrating 20th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas a Coffee table book titled ‘Fire and Fury Corps– Saga of Valor, Fortitude and Sacrifice,‘ a repository of exemplary valor of Fire and Fury Corps and their utmost dedication to nation was released. It was released in Leh, in J&K by Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh. It showcases history and achievements of Fire and Fury Corps of the Army, which guards Line of Control (LoC), the military control line between Indian and Pakistani controlled parts of former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Line of Actual Control (LAC), the line that separates Indian-controlled territory from Chinese-controlled territory in the former princely state of J&K.

July 22

A book on Balraj Sahni, penned by his son and actor Parikshit Sahni will soon be published by Penguin Random House India. Balraj Sahni, who is considered as one of the most celebrated actors of Indian cinema, remains in public memory with his enduring performances in films like Kabuliwala and Garam Hawa. The biography titled The Non-Conformist: Memories of My Father Balraj Sahni will be released in August 2019. Balraj Sahni passed away in 1973.

July 8

Ms. Devika Sethi, who teaches modern Indian history at IIT-Mandi, has authored a book titled ''War over Words: Censorship in India, 1930-1960”. It looks at state censorship in India in the transition period from colonial to national rule, when historical actors behaved in unpredictable ways. The book explores the diverse mechanisms and motivations for censorship and its role in the shaping of the modern Indian republic.

'The Coffee Table Book – 50 years of Partnership for Change’ was launched by Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar along with Dr. Hameed Nuru, Representative and Country Director, United Nation World Food Programme (UNWFP) in India to commemorate five decades of partnership between the Ministry and the agency towards addressing food and nutritional security in India. It showcases key milestones achieved by Government of India (GoI) in its efforts to make the country free from hunger and malnutrition and role played by WFP in this endeavor.

July 5

Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu released a book titled ‘Vivekadeepini’, a concise book, initially written by Adi Shankara, 8th century Indian philosopher and theologian and one of India’s greatest spiritual and literary geniuses.  This book is a summary of Prashnottara Ratnamalika written by Adi Shankara. It is a compilation of select 36 verses drawn from 67 verses and commentary is written by Shri S.S. Naganand and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO).

July 1

Union Minister of Textiles & Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani released a new book "Whispers of Time" written by Dr. Krishna Saksena (91) at the India International Centre in New Delhi. The book was published by Prabhat Prakashan. It is the ninth book of Saksena. In this book she talks about her experiences and observations in her long life of ninety years.  Saksena, a professor at Delhi University, the first woman candidate from Uttar Pradesh to get a Ph.D. degree in English Literature in 1955.