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By admin: May 27, 2022

Renowned author Geetanjali Shree has been awarded the prestigious International Booker Prize 2022

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Renowned author Geetanjali Shree has been awarded the prestigious International Booker Prize 2022 for her novel 'Tomb of Sand'.

  • Geetanjali has become the first Indian author to win the Sri International Booker Prize.

  • 'Tomb of Sand' has become the first book in any Indian language to win the prestigious International Booker Prize.

  • This book was originally published in Hindi language as 'Ret Samadhi'. English translation of 'Tomb of Sand' by American translator Daisy Rockwell.

  • The book "Tomb of Sand" is published in the UK by Tilted Axis Press.

  • Who is Geetanjali Shree

  • Geetanjali Shree is originally from Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh. Gitanjali Shree has written three novels and several collections of stories.

  • Among his other major novels are Purohit, Hamara Shahar Us Baras, Empty Space, Anugoonj etc.

  • Synopsis of the novel 'Tomb of Sand'

  • The novel tells the story of an 80-year-old elderly widow who loses her husband after the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947.

  • About International Booker Prize

  • The International Booker Prize is awarded annually to a translation of a novel published in the UK or Ireland.

  • The Booker Prize was established in 1969 by the Booker Mcconnell Company of England.

  • Under this, the amount of 50 thousand pounds i.e. 44 lakh rupees received is divided between the translator and the writer.

  • French novelist David Diop was awarded the 'International Booker Prize 2021'.

By admin: March 14, 2022

Cricketer G.R.Vishwanath Autobiography released

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Former Cricketer and batsman G.R. Vishwanath’s autobiography “Wrist Assured” was released at the Chinnaswamy stadium, Bengaluru. 

The book has been co-authored by senior journalist R. Kaushik.

Gundappa Vishwanath played test matches for India from 1969 to 1983. He played 91 Test Matches for India. 

By admin: Feb. 10, 2022

Goal

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It is an autobiography of the Indian footballer Subhash Bhowmick who was part of the team which won the bronze medal at the Bangkok Asian Games in 1970 

Author 

It has been written by Subhash Bhowmick and Journalist Supriyo Mukhopadhaya . It is written in Bengali.

By admin: Jan. 24, 2022

Books and Authors

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1. Book:

The Art of Bitfulness: Keeping Calm in the Digital World

Author: Nandan Nilekanei and Tanuj Bhojwani .

2. Book:

Mamta: Beyond 2021

Author: Jayanta Ghosal 

3. Book:

The New BJP 

Author: Nalin Mehta 

By admin: Jan. 16, 2022

Books and Authors

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1. Book 

Indomitable - A Working Woman's Notes on Life, Work, and Leadership'.

Author :

Smt. Arundhati Bhattacharya , She was the first women chairperson of SBI .

2. Book 

India: Undeclared Emergency 

Author : Arvind Narayan 

3. Book 

The Rise of the BJP: The Making of the World’s Largest Political Party’

Author 

Union Minister Bhupender Yadav with economist Illa Patnaik.

By admin: Dec. 29, 2021

Dr. V. L. Dutt: Glimpses of a Pioneer’s Life Journey’

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 Author: It has been written by Smt. V L Indira Dutt

  • The book was launched in Chennai by the Vice President Venkiah Naidu.
  • Dr V.L. Dutt was an industrialist and founder of KCP ltd group of companies.
By admin: Dec. 19, 2021

Books and Authors

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1. Furrows in a Field: The Unexplored Life of H.D. Deve Gowda

Author : Sugata Srinivasaraju

2. The 1619 Project: Born on the Water

Author: Nikole Hannah Jones

3. Raj Kapoor: The Master at Work’

Author : Rahul Rawail and Ms Pranika Sharma.


By admin: Dec. 15, 2021

Books and Authors

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Raj Kapoor: The Master at Work’

Author : Rahul Rawail and Ms Pranika Sharma.

  • Rahul Rawail is a noted a hindi  film director.
  • The book is a memoir of legendary filmmaker- Raj Kapoor, who is acclaimed as the greatest showman of Hindi cinema.
By admin: Dec. 14, 2021

Books and Authors

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The 1619 Project: Born on the Water

Author: Nikole Hannah Jones

  • Nikole Hannah-Jones is a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter covering racial injustice for The New York Times Magazine, and creator of the landmark 1619 Project.
  • In 2017, she received a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, known as the Genius Grant, for her work on educational inequality.
  • She has also won a Peabody Award, two George Polk Awards, three National Magazine Awards, and the 2018 John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism from Columbia University.

Other works by her are:

  • The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story
  • Living Apart: How the Government Betrayed a Landmark Civil Law
By admin: Dec. 12, 2021

Books and Authors

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1. Public Service Ethics

It has been written by Prabhat  Kumar,former Governor of Jharkhand and former Cabinet Secretary to the Government of India.

2. 1971: Charge of the Gorkhas and Other Stories

Author: Rachna Bisht Rawat

Rachna Bisht Rawat is the author of six other books, including the bestsellers The Brave and Kargil. Her other works are: 

  • The Brave: Param Vir Chakra Stories
  • Kargil: Untold Stories from the War
  • Insomnia: Army Stories
  • Shoot, Dive, Fly: Stories of Grit and Adventure from the Indian Army
  • Guns, Guts and Glories
  • 1965: Stories from the Second Indo-Pakistan War

3.  At Home in the Universe

Author: Bala Krishna Madhur

4. The Midway Battle: Modi’s Roller-Coaster Second Term

Author: Gautam Chintamani

Other popular works of Gautam Chintamani are:

  • Rajneeti: A Biography of Rajnath Singh
  • Dark Star: Loneliness of being Rajesh Khanna
  • Nouf: A Yogi in Saudi Arabia

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