BOOKS - WRITERS - 2017 June

June 1

Tolkien book Beren and Luthien published after 100 years.
A new novel by Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien, prompted in part by the horrors he witnessed in World War One, has been published a century after it was first written.
Beren and Luthien is about the fate of two characters - a mortal man and an immortal elf - taken from Tolkien's fictional world, Middle Earth.
The story centres on a series of daunting quests and forbidden love, as the lovers together try to steal from the greatest of all evil beings, Melkor.
It was edited by his son Christopher Tolkien, who is now 92, and contains versions of a tale that became part of The Silmarillion.

June 4

President of India receives first copies of book Lalan Shah Fakir KeGeet and DVD of selected songs of Lalan Shah Fakir.
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee received the first copies of book 'Lalan Shah Fakir Ke Geet' written by Prof. Muchkund Dubey and DVD of selected songs of Lalan Shah Fakir at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The President congratulated Prof. Muchkund Dubey who had served as High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh for his pioneering work and for giving an opportunity to recognize and pay tribute to Lalan Shah Fakir, a great saint, poet and social reformer.
President also congratulated the Sahitya Academi for publishing the book and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations for supporting the project of producing a DVD containing the Hindi rendering by Begum Farida Parveen. Begum Farida Parveen had enthralled all at the gathering with her soulful presentation of songs of Lalan Shah Fakir both in Hindi and Bengali.
The translation and musical rendering of Lalan Shah Fakir's songs into Hindi would contribute in an unprecedented way to popularizing the incomparable compositions of Lalan Shah Faqir in all parts of India.

June 5

Ministry of Utmost Happiness: Arundhati Roy's much-awaited second coming.
"Normality in our part of the world is a bit like a boiled egg: its humdrum surface conceals at its heart a yolk of egregious violence'', writes Booker Prize-winning author Arundhati Roy in The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness, her whimsically titled second novel.
Roy's new book, which comes out and will be published in 30 countries, is a coruscating and ambitious novel about India.
It teems with outcasts - "mad souls and wicked ones" - and those on the fringes of an increasingly iniquitous society - a trans woman who survives a religious riot and sets up home in a graveyard is at the centre of the story.

June 7

''The Crisis within Knowledge and Education in India'' authored by Ganesh Devy released.
A book titled 'The Crisis Within' authored by Ganesh Devy was released. Through the book, offering reservation quotas alone will not solve the problem of social exclusion in the country's education system, which is headed for ''failure''.
''The Crisis Within'' attempts to offer a clear picture of the mistakes that have been committed in the past and offers a vision for the future.
Ganesh Devy, who is an Indian linguist and anthropologist and has researched and documented 780 living Indian languages.

June 10

Ramesh's book on the naturalist in Indira Gandhi launched.
The book ''Indira Gandhi – A life in Nature'' was launched by Congress president Sonia Gandhi at the Indira Gandhi Memorial.
The former Union minister Jairam Ramesh, who has authored the book published by Simon & Schuster, presented the first copy of the book to the Congress President.
The book showcases how Indira Gandhi led India to the path of conservation and made it a priority of economic development. The book brings out some of the unpublished works sourced through archives and personal sources material.
It also highlighted the unexplored aspect of Indira Gandhi's life and her love for nature. The book would be made available in a number of languages including Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada and some others.

June 13

Ex-Uttarakhand CM Pokhriyal authors book on Vajpayee 'Yug Purush, Bharat Ratna, Atal Ji'.
Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, has officially handed over the first copy of the 450 page book titled - 'Yug Purush, Bharat Ratna, Atal Ji' to the President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee.
However, the book will be launched soon in the market for all.

June 19

President of India receives first copy of book 'Garuda Purana' published by All India Kashiraj Trust.
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee received the first copy of book Garuda Purana (Critical Edition) published by All India Kashiraj Trust at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Our legacy and heritage of knowledge in the shape of Puranas is extraordinarily rich. Over ages, these texts have shaped our socio-cultural conduct, values and intellectual outlook.
Dr. Anant Narain Singh and All India Kashiraj Trust (which was inaugurated by the first President, Dr. Rajendra Prasad) to preserve and propagate our ancient texts.