BOOKS - WRITERS - 2019 March

March 1

2nd Edition of Indian Sign Language Dictionary launched
Social Justice and Empowerment Minister, Thaawarchand Gehlot launched the 2nd Edition of Indian Sign Language (ISL) Dictionary in New Delhi.
The dictionary is brought out by Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC) under the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. 
The Dictionary includes six thousand words under the categories of academic, legal, medical, technical and everyday terms. 
The first edition of the dictionary with three thousand words was launched in March, 2018.

March 2

Arun Jaitley released a book titled “Mann ki Baat- a Social Revolution on Radio”
A book titled, 'Mann Ki Baat - A Social Revolution on Radio' was released by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi. The book is a compendium encompassing 50 editions of the 'Mann Ki Baat' programme by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on All India Radio.

March 3

Nayantara Sahgal unveiled her new novel “The Fate Of Butterflies”
The Fate of Butterflies, Nayantara Sahgal new novel was unveiled at a function hosted by Namita Gokhale at Oxford Bookstore, New Delhi.
The novel, Sahgal said, confronts the toxic dangers of "war, religious polarization and authoritarian charisma - a dystopian future that is already upon the world".
Sahgal was introduced by author Namita Gokhale during the launch at Oxford Bookstore. "The Fate of Butterflies" is published by Speaking Tiger and is priced Rs 450. 

March 6

Daaji's new book on how to design one's destiny
Spiritual teacher Kamlesh Patel, popularly known as Daaji, addresses key issues related to destiny and how it shapes one's life in his new book.
In "Designing Destiny: The Heartfulness Way", the author provides practical wisdom on how to use heartfulness practices to refine lifestyle and design destiny, including destiny in the afterlife.
He elaborates on the subject of consciousness, the role of evolution, and explains what happens to people at the time of birth and death - and how people can act in those pivotal moments when life takes a turn.
In the book, brought out by Westland Publications, Daaji shares how beliefs determine the relative importance of fate and free will in people's lives.
He also shares a set of simple heartfulness practices and lifestyle changes that can help people design their destiny.

March 9

''Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas'' – a collection of selected speeches of Prime Minister – released by Shri Arun Jaitley
Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Information & Broadcasting and Youth Affairs & Sports will grace the occasion. Spanning five volumes, the books, brought out by Publications Division, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, will be released in Hindi as well as English.
Each of these volumes is categorized in five segments, covering Prime Minister's Ideas on Good Governance; making India competent and efficient; hailing our bravehearts , annadata farmers and brilliant scientists, taking along the people on an inclusive path of growth and hope, and sharing the message of a resurgent India with international community.
The books reflect the vision of the Prime Minister of seeing all citizens of the country as one and taking everyone along on the path of inclusive development.
These books will be available at the Sales Outlets of Publications Division and the Book Gallery at Soochana Bhawan, CGO Complex, New Delhi. They can also be purchased online through the Bharatkosh e-payment gateway. They will also be available as e-books on Amazon and Google Play.

Release of Dictionary of Martyrs of India’s Freedom Struggle (1857-1947)
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, released the Dictionary of Martyrs of India’s Freedom Struggle, at an event in Lok Kalyan Marg, New Delhi.
According to Modi, this five-volume dictionary contains an account of the martyrs from India’s First War of Independence in 1857, to India’s Independence in 1947.
This includes the martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, the non-cooperation movement, the Quit India Movement, and those soldiers of the Azad Hind Fauj, who attained martyrdom, among many others.
The Prime Minister asserted that a nation that does not honour and remember those who created, or are an important part, of its history, often does not have a secure future. In that sense, he added that this effort, is not just a way to cherish the past, but is also a way to secure the future.
According to the Modi, the effort of the Union Government is to nurture and recall the brave deeds of the heroes of our freedom struggle.
The project for compilation of “Dictionary of Martyrs” of India’s Freedom Struggle was commissioned by the Ministry of Culture, to the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) to commemorate the 150th anniversary of uprising of 1857.

Reference Annuals ‘Bharat 2019’ and ‘India 2019’ released by Shri Amit Khare
These have been compiled by the New Media Wing and edited and published by Publications Division under the Ministry. This is the 63rd Edition of the prestigious publication.
According to Shri Amit Khare, these books are an important tool to highlight the policies and achievements of the Government. He added that every edition of these Reference Annuals sets new publishing benchmarks.
He also informed that these books will be carried along by the Indian Delegation participating in London Book Fair.
Shri Khare also appreciated the humongous work that goes on behind collation of material for the books and work involved in editing the collated material to ensure that all the facts presented are complementary to each other.

March 20

RBI Governor launches the book Indian Fiscal Federalism
Dr. Y.V. Reddy and G.R Reddy authored the book Indian Fiscal Federalism and it was launched by the Governor of Reserve Bank of India, Shri Shakti Kanth Das.
Y.V. Reddy has served as the Governor of RBI during 2003-2008.
This book examines the pivotal role of finance Commissions and assesses momentous events since 2014, such as the replacement of the planning Commission by Niti aayog, the emergence of the GST Council and the controversies surrounding the fifteenth finance Commission.

March 22

A book titled ‘The Great Disappointment written by Salman Anees Soz
A book titled ‘The Great Disappointment: How Narendra Modi Squandered a Unique Opportunity to Transform the Indian Economy’ written and launched by economic commentator and Congress member Salman Anees Soz.
This book is the evaluation of P.M Modi’s impact on Indian economy in 5 years. The book has been published by Penguin Random House India.

March 24

A new book titled ‘Every Vote Counts’ was launched by former Vice President of India, Hamid Ansari
Former Chief Election Commissioner of India Navin Chawla’s book ‘Every Vote Counts ‘was launched by former Vice President of India, Hamid Ansari in New Delhi.
This book is about how the electoral machinery works in India.
The book has been published by HarperCollins India.

March 31

Raghuram Rajan’s book titled “The third pillar-How markets and states leave the country behind” launched.
In The Third Pillar he offers up a magnificent big-picture framework for understanding how these three forces–the state, markets, and our communities–interact, why things begin to break down, and how we can find our way back to a more secure and stable plane.
The “third pillar” of the title is the community we live in. Economists all too often understand their field as the relationship between markets and the state, and they leave squishy social issues for other people. That’s not just myopic, Rajan argues; it’s dangerous. All economics is actually socioeconomics – all markets are embedded in a web of human relations, values and norms.