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Dr.Adyasha Das’s “The Sacred World of Temples” launched

Dublin Ohio:27/1/21  The eminent publishing house, Black Eagle Books, based at Dublin Ohio, USA has announced a new book by author Dr.Adyasha Das “The Sacred World of Temples”.This book is a collection of the author’s reflections of her travels to different temples and temple towns over time in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Egypt, etc. The author has attempted to understand spiritual spaces form the cultural tourism perspective. A helpful read for the off-beat traveller, “The Sacred World of Temples”, contains an interesting account of the known and lesser-known temples and religious sites.

Satya Pattanaik, Director, Black Eagle Books, says, ”Adyasha’s “The Chausathi Yoginis of Hirapur: from Tantra to Tourism” has been an Amazon bestseller continuously since June 2019 both in the paperback and the kindle segments. Among her other books, “The Journey Starts Here : Global Management and Tourism Trends” has also made it to the Amazon bestseller list.

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When contacted, Adyasha says, “This book is precious to me as it is dedicated to my dearest father, Akshaya Chandra Ray who instilled in me the love for temples. Thus my fascination with temples began when I was a child. I have been sharing these temple travel accounts as a serial, “The Temple Trail” in social media. The interest and appreciation of my readers made me contemplate the idea of putting it together in the form of a book. Mostly, I pay reverence to the unseen force which made me discover the world in myself through these temple visits.”

Prior to this, Adyasha’s book of poems, “ The Yogini Poems: Love and Life” has received acclaim as rare creations dedicated to the unsung Yoginis of the forgotten Yogini cult.

Adyasha is an Associate Professor at the Indian Institute of Tourism & Travel Management, Bhubaneswar, Ministry of Tourism , Government of India.

She is the author of academic books as well as poetry and short stories. Among her achievements, Adyasha has participated in the prestigious indo-german writer-in-residence program, AKSHAR organized by Sahitya Akademi, the Goethe Institute and the literaturhaeuser.net. She has been the recipient of Junior Fellowship in English Literature, Ministry of Culture for research on “Empowerment in the poetry of pre-independent women poets”. She has been an active participant of various academic seminars , workshops organized by numerous forums at national and international levels. She has read from her works at Literaturhaus Frankfurt am Main, The House of World Cultures, Literaturhaus Berlin, Leipzig literaturhaus, Indische Nacht im Mousonturm, Frankfurt ,Uto Kulm, Zurich, Frankfurt Book Fair, Odisha Society of Americas Convention, Seattle etc.

Amazon India: https://www.amazon.in/dp/1645601439/ref=sr_1_8?dchild=1…

Amazon USA: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1645601439/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1…

 

About Ashok Palit

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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