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Shivang Mehta, author of A Decade With Tigers: Supremacy, solitude, Stripes won the YES BANK Natural Capital Awards 2017: Pixel Perfect Award for a photograph included in the book published by Niyogi Books.

The book is a unique tribute to the tigers who have played a vital role as ‘brand ambassadors’ of Indian wildlife. The volume chronicles legendary tiger mothers and male tigers of the past decade, as well as their tales of survival, complemented by exquisite images by wildlife photographer Shivang Mehta, who has spent thousands of hours on the field. Also showcased is the singular diversity of Indian wildlife through spectacular images of the myriad species that share their home with tigers, photographed in terrains ranging from montane forests to the plains of Central India.

According to Shivang Mehta, “Pacman is one of the cubs of the popular lady of the lakes Krishna (T19) in Ranthambhore. As a photographer, I have followed this family for over 150 days around Ranthambhore. On one occasion, Pacman displayed his immature hunting skills by attempting to kill a spotted deer. The young tiger cub struggled to bring down a deer and there was this split-moment action where he pounced on the deer, and, rather than choking his prey, he tried to kill it using his body weight as the deer tried to escape from the jaws of the tiger. The story of this dynamic family of Ranthambhore can be read in my book A Decade with Tigers: Supremacy, Solitude, Stripes.”



Simon & Schuster India is proud to announce the acquisition of Boria Majumdar’s Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians: The On and Off the Field Story of Cricket in India and Beyond to be published in June 2018.

Majumdar’s latest book goes deep into every Indian cricket tour since 1886—taking the reader backstage to when India played its first test in 1932, and bringing the story forward to the more contemporary IPL—to provide a complex and nuanced understanding of the evolution and maturity of the game.

Equally, it comes with material that has have never entered the public domain so far—going behind the scenes of cases like Monkeygate, the suspension of Lalit Modi, spot fixing, and the phase of judicial intervention. It carries not just reportage and analysis, but also player reminiscences, personal interviews, photographs and letters never known or discussed so far in Indian sporting discourse.

Weaving together such material, Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians unflinchingly confronts questions that demand answering, among them: Has internal bickering impacted the on field performance of the Indian cricket team? Did some of our icons fail the country and the sport by trying to conceal important facts during the spot fixing investigation? And does it matter to the ordinary fan who heads the BCCI as long as there is transparency and accountability in the system?

In the end, in telling the story of the role of cricket in colonial and post-colonial Indian life, and the inter-relationship between those who patronize, promote, play and view the sport, Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians unravels the story of a nation now considered the financial nerve centre of world cricket.

Boria Majumdar, a Rhodes scholar, is recognized as one of India’s most influential commentators on sport in print and on television. Having covered international sport between 2000 and 2017, he is currently consulting editor, Sports, India Today Group and Senior Research Fellow, University of Central Lancashire. He was formerly sports expert at Times Now and visiting professor at the Universities of Chicago and Toronto.

Simon & Schuster India will be releasing Boria Majumdar’s Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians globally—first, in the cricket-playing regions of the world, such as the Indian subcontinent, UK, and Australia, and subsequently, in the USA and Canada.



MBD group has won five awards at the recently concluded award ceremony for excellence in book production 2017 organized by the Federation of Indian Publishers. Monica Malhotra Khandari, MD, MBD Group, received the awards from Dr Mahesh Sharma, Union Minister of State for Tourism & Culture.

MBD Group’s New Learnwell Hindi Surabhi -Grade 3 and Integrated Social Studies- Grade 6 bagged top prizes in the Text Books: School (Kindergarten to 8th) in Hindi and English category respectively. While Modern’s ABC of Science Biology Class X – English won second prize in Text Books: School (Classes 9th to 12th). Another MBD publication Educating India also won top award in the Price Lists, Catalogues & Brochures (English) category. The Learnwell Paryavaran Grade 2-Gujarati, also won the second prize in Text Books: School (I) Primary and Upper Primary (Kindergarten to 8th) regional languages category.

Speaking at the occasion, Monica said, “The awards are a fitting recognition for all the good work that MBD has been dong and continues to do in the field of education in India. MBD is the only publishing house in India with backward and forward integration. We are proud of our legacy of over six decades in publishing. At MBD, the focus is on creating a benchmark for the industry and these awards are testament to the success of our efforts.”



MBD group has won five awards at the recently concluded award ceremony for excellence in book production 2017 organized by the Federation of Indian Publishers. Monica Malhotra Khandari, MD, MBD Group, received the awards from Dr Mahesh Sharma, Union Minister of State for Tourism & Culture.

MBD Group’s New Learnwell Hindi Surabhi -Grade 3 and Integrated Social Studies- Grade 6 bagged top prizes in the Text Books: School (Kindergarten to 8th) in Hindi and English category respectively. While Modern’s ABC of Science Biology Class X – English won second prize in Text Books: School (Classes 9th to 12th). Another MBD publication Educating India also won top award in the Price Lists, Catalogues & Brochures (English) category. The Learnwell Paryavaran Grade 2-Gujarati, also won the second prize in Text Books: School (I) Primary and Upper Primary (Kindergarten to 8th) regional languages category.

Speaking at the occasion, Monica said, “The awards are a fitting recognition for all the good work that MBD has been dong and continues to do in the field of education in India. MBD is the only publishing house in India with backward and forward integration. We are proud of our legacy of over six decades in publishing. At MBD, the focus is on creating a benchmark for the industry and these awards are testament to the success of our efforts.”



Gita Publishing House is celebrating year 2017 starts as Centenary Year of the Author, Rev. Dada JP Vaswani, who has written more than 100 books in his life span and many more are in the pipeline.

Dada J P Vaswani is universally acclaimed as a humanitarian, philosopher, educator, writer, powerful orator, messiah of ahimsa, and non-sectarian spiritual leader.



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