BOOKS - WRITERS - 2018 SEPTEMBER

August 6

Dr. Mahesh Sharma releases 3 books at IGNCA, New Delhi.
Dr. Mahesh Sharma released 3 books ‘Jewellery’ by Dr. Gulab Kothari, ‘Ghats of Banaras’ by Dr. Sachidanand Joshi and ‘Untold Story of Broadcasting’ by Dr. Gautam Chatterjee at IGNCA, New Delhi.
The Book titled “Untold Story of Broadcasting” written by Dr. Gautam Chatterjee is about behind-the-scenes developments during the quit India movement. It gives an authentic account of the secret broadcast which took place during the movement led by shri Ram Manohar Lohia.
It has been published in collaboration with Publication Division, Government of India. The Book “Ghats of Banaras” is derived out of the similar documentation conducted recently at Varanasi. These Ghats situated at the bank of river Ganga in a semi-circular shape (ardhachandrakar), give a spectacular view of the city.

August 9

Venkaiah Naidu at the launch of Vijay Goel's book 'Bebak Baat'.
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu with Union MoS Parliamentary Affairs and Statistics and Programme Implementation Vijay Goel at the launch of his book 'Bebak Baat', in New Delhi.

August 14

PM Modi's book 'Exam Warriors' releases in Odia
Union Minister for Oil and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan launched Prime Minister Narendra Modi authored book 'Exam Warriors' in Odisha's Bhubaneswar city.
It was his (Prime Minister Narendra Modi's) dream to make the book available in Odia and it should be reached to every student of Odisha. This book would be very helpful for all the students who are going to appear in various examinations and interviews".
This motivational book, which teaches children how to tackle examination woes, was earlier released in English and Hindi in February this year.

August 20

Shane Warne to come out with autobiography 'No Spin' in October.
Spin legend Shane Warne will talk about his extraordinary cricketing career and his life off the pitch besides unveiling several unknown facts in his autobiography which will be published this October.
Ebury Press announced that Warne's memoir "No Spin" will have a global release on October 4.
"No Spin" is the true story behind the headlines, in Warne's own voice, and challenges some of the enduring myths and untruths that surround him. Uncompromising and compelling, it is destined to rank alongside some of the greatest sports autobiographies ever.
Despite all the pain he's inflicted on us over the years Shane Warne is still one of the most admired and celebrated cricketers to a British audience.

V.V.S. Laxman pens autobiography, to hit stands in November
Veteran cricketer V.V.S. Laxman, known for the suppleness of his wrists, will now bring his expertise into play as he picks up the pen to write his tell-all book, which will hit the stands on November 20.
Westland Publications announced the release of the former Indian cricketer's autobiography titled, "281 and Beyond".
The title has been borrowed from the Hyderabad stylist's fabulous series-turning innings of 281 against Australia at the Eden Gardens in 2001.
Though promising to be an "honest and frank" account of the cricketer's journey, it comes with the important caveat of "no dressing-room secrets".

August 21

Shane Warne to come out with autobiography
Spin legend Shane Warne will talk about his extraordinary cricketing career and his life off the pitch besides unveiling several unknown facts in his autobiography which will be published this October.
Ebury Press announced that Warne’s memoir ''No Spin'' will have a global release on October 4.
Andrew Good fellow, deputy publisher at Ebury, “Despite all the pain he’s inflicted on us over the years Shane Warne is still one of the most admired and celebrated cricketers to a British audience.

V.V.S. Laxman pens autobiography, to hit stands
Veteran cricketer V.V.S. Laxman, known for the suppleness of his wrists, will now bring his expertise into play as he picks up the pen to write his tell-all book, which will hit the stands on November 20.
Westland Publications today announced the release of the former Indian cricketer's autobiography titled, "281 and Beyond". The title has been borrowed from the Hyderabad stylist's fabulous series-turning innings of 281 against Australia at the Eden Gardens in 2001.
Laxman, who announced his retirement from international cricket in 2012, played 134 Tests, amassing 8,781 runs at an average of 45.97. He scored 17 centuries and 56 half centuries.
He also played in 86 ODIs for an aggregate of 2338 and average of 30.76 in the shorter format.

August 22

Khaled Hosseini's new book Sea Prayer is a tribute to Syrian boy Alan Kurdi
Bestselling writer Khaled Hosseini's new book "Sea Prayer" is a tribute to Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed upon the beach in Turkey in September 2015, and will release on August 30. The Afghan-born American novelist was impelled to write "Sea Prayer" by the haunting image of young Alan.
Written in the form of a letter, "Sea Prayer" is a father's reflection as he watches over his sleeping son, on the dangerous journey across the sea that lies before them.
It is also an account of their life in Homs, Syria, before the war, and of that city's swift transformation from a home into a deadly war zone.

August 23

Khaled Hosseini’s new book ''Sea Prayer'' a tribute to Alan Kurdi will be released on 30th August 2018.
It is a tribute to Alan Kurdi, the 3-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed upon a beach in Turkey in September 2015.
Earlier “Sea Prayer” was produced in collaboration with UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) and released as a Guardian virtual film on 1st September 2017.
Sea Prayer has been written in the form of a letter and will be published by Bloomsbury. Bloomsbury will donate one pound from the sale of each print book to UNHCR.
Khaled Hosseini is an Afghan-born American novelist. He has written books like ''The Kite Runner'', ''A Thousand Splendid Suns'' and ''the Mountains Echoed''. He was appointed a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador in 2006.

August 24

Atal Ji Ne Kaha: A book on Atal Bihari Vajpayee launched
''Atal Ji Ne Kaha" is the latest of the books on the BJP patriarch and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee launched with a message by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who says the life of the stalwart from Jana Sangh days to "sanyas" from politics in 2007 is a golden document, dedicated to the nation.
Authored and compiled by Brijendra Rehi, noted Doordarshan producer, senior journalist and then advisor to the former Highways Minister C.P. Joshi, the 320-page book is a rich repository of the former Prime Minister's select speeches and photographs besides having three interviews by the author.
"Through his speeches, people will come to know of his depth on subjects and apt and visionary thoughts'', Modi's message in the book describing Vajpayee as a charismatic personality with wonderful oratory and prolific writing skills.

August 29

Shri RK Singh releases book on ''Weather Information Portal for Indian Power System''.
Shri R K Singh, Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy visited Power System Operation Corporation limited (POSOCO), and released a book on “Weather Information Portal for Indian Power System”. This reference document has been developed by POSOCO in collaboration with IMD to facilitate enhanced utilization of Weather Portal in all spheres of Power Sector.
While addressing the employees of POSOCO, he appreciated their onerous responsibility of operating All India Synchronous Grid, one of the largest in the world, ensuring reliability and security. POSOCO manages the Inter-State Transmission of Power to utilities across India. POSOCO also operates Electricity markets through coordination with thousands of entities every day for balancing demand and generation every 15 minutes.
The Minister interacted with System Operators and appreciated the efforts being made by them in maintaining the security and reliability of Power System. He advised that in the advent of complexities being encountered by the Power System, lot of controls and automation are required.

August 31

Modi government revels in the past, Kapil Sibal in new book
Congress MP Kapil Sibal will be releasing a new book titled "Shades of Truth: A Journey Derailed", arguing that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government "revels in the past" and debunking the claim of "Acche Din" that the BJP made in the run up to 2014 general elections.
To be published by New Delhi-based Rupa Publications in September, the available details on the book note that the people of India seemed to have embraced the winds of change in the anticipation of "Acche Din".
Kapil Sibal is a Harvard law School graduate, an eminent lawyer, and a Member of Rajya Sabha. In the past he has served as the Union Cabinet Minister, holding several portfolios.


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