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Seven books published by Publications Division released in World Book Fair, New Delhi

  Newdelhi:5/1/19:Publications Division, Ministry of I&B is participating in the New Delhi World Book Fair being organized at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 5th to 13th January, 2019. Seven books brought out by the Division were released today during the World Book Fair by Secretary, Ministry of I&B Shri Amit Khare.The list of books released is as under:

  1. Bapu ke ashirwaad – a compilation dedicated to the importance of thoughts and their possible impact in dealing with every-day life’s tribulations. The USP of the book is that it contains original handwritten thoughts and messages of Mahatma Gandhi.
  2. 2500 years of Buddhism –itgives an inclusive account of Buddhism in the last 2500 years. Its Foreward was written by world-renowned philosopher and India’s second President Dr. S. Radhakrishanan when it was first published in 1956. The present edition has been brought out with several illustrations after the inclusion of the book in the prestigious limited list of India publications which have been selected by Ministry of External Affairs for Indian Missions and libraries abroad under its ‘Bharat ek Parichay’ programme.
  3. Portraits of Strength – it salutes bravery against odds. It is about the hitherto unheard, unsung women from far flung parts of India, whose contribution has been hailed by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in Mann ki Baat.
  4. Hindi Swadesh mein aur Videsh Mein –   about the coming of age of Hindi language and its literature not just within the country but even beyond. The book is at once simple and lucid despite being a well-researched scholarly work.
  5. Rang Birangi Kahaniya– a quintessential children’s book.
  6. Badal ki Sair – a collection of short stories written keeping the growing up child in mind. The stories are essayed in a manner to highlight the lucid story-telling style made popular by Munshi Premchand.
  7. Aao Paryavaran Bachayen aur Dhra ko Swarg Bnayen – about saving the environment amidst  the cross–fire of development
  8. . A product of co-publishing arrangement with the Sasta Sahitya Mandal, the book deals with the hazards of defying nature.
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  10. Stressing on the importance of reading books, Shri Amit Khare, Secretary, Ministry of I&B said that while one may get information from the internet, one always comes to books to attain true knowledge and broaden one’s understanding. Appreciating the good work done by Publications Division, he said that the Division not only gives opportunities to good writers from across the length and breadth of country, but also helps spread Indian literature abroad. Shri Khare was also extremely appreciative of the wide representation of women in the event, including representatives of Publications Division as well as authors present, adding that this was indeed a representation of women’s empowerment in the true sense.

    Dr. Varsha Das, former Director of National Gandhi Museum, Dr. Reeta Rani Paliwal, Secretary, Sasta Sahitya Mandal, Dr. Sadhana Rout, Director General, Publications Division and other senior officials of Publications Division were also present on the occasion.

    The books of Publications Division can be accessed at the World Book Fair at Stall Numbers 125-138 in Hall Number 10, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.


About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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