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The Kangra Valley Train by Premola Ghose, with photographs by Ram Rahman, takes the reader on a breathtaking journey through historic Kangra which was nominated for UNESCO World Heritage Site. Published by Niyogi Books, the book was launched in New Delhi in the august presence Sir Mark Tully, VN Mathur (Retd Member Traffic-Indian Railways) and other distinguished personalities. Mark Tully, remarked, “It is a beautiful book about a beautiful railway about a beautiful part of India; the book is a work of art. My message for people is to use the railways and care about it.”

Cambridge University Press recently organised a discussion session on the book -Democratic Dynasties: State, Party & Family in Contemporary Indian Politics by Kanchan Chandra in New Delhi.The discussion threw fresh insights into how dynasties shape contemporary Indian politics by bringing together original data and acute analysis. The book is a collection of essays on dynastic politics, and introduces a new theoretical perspective on dynasticism in democracies, using original data on twenty-first-century Indian parliaments. The panel discussion was moderated by Patrick French, historian and biographer, author of India: A Portrait.

Speaking about the book and the panel discussion, Ratnesh Kumar Jha, managing director, Cambridge University Press, South Asia, said, “This book by Cambridge University Press is definitely a valuable addition to the active literature on political dynasties. Each chapter of this book offers a range of fresh insights into how dynasties shape contemporary Indian politics and brings together a wealth of original data and acute analysis. The panel discussion will fuel the need for more discussions around the dynastic politics in India within a global comparative context and will further strengthen the need for richer debates.”

Oxford University Press in collaboration with Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations released The World In 2050: Striving For A More Just, Prosperous, Harmonious Global Community, edited by Harinder S Kohli, founding director and chief executive, Emerging Markets Forum, Washington, DC. The chief guest to the occasion was Piyush Goyal, Hon’ble Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy.

President Pranab Mukherjee received the first copy of the book Super 30 by Anand Kumar at a function held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Anand Kumar, a mathematics prodigy, defied all challenges to set up one of the most successful and innovative teaching initiatives in the world

Akhilesh Yadav, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh released book based on the life of Anand Kumar – Super 30, how he dealt with his own disappointment by setting up an innovative school in 2002 to prepare underprivileged students for the IIT JEE examination. This book is published in Hindi & English dialect by Prabhat Prakashan and Penguin books respectively.

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Chief Mohan Madhukar Bhagawat released book named Compassion in the 4 Dharmic Traditions, authored by Prof Ved P. Nanda, Professor of John Evans University, founder of the International Legal Studies Program. This book talks about “The Dharma Traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism in light of their Universal Common Ground” and is published by Prabhat Prakashan.

Published by Om Books International and authored by industry insiders, Sapna Gupta Navneeth and Deepak Choudhary, Staged! is the first book on the Indian Live Event Industry that goes beyond just academic definitions to reveal what it is like to be a part of the industry. The book was launched at Pullman Aerocity New Delhi, at the WOW Awards and Convention Asia.

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