Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Book Launches

We are excited about this blog post because the events mentioned in this post are linked to people who have been associated with us previously. Subhadra Sen Gupta is the author of our books 'A Man Called Bapu' and the 'Once Upon An India' series. Clare Arni has taken stunning photographs for our book 'Cauvery'. Vibha Batra, whose work has been included in the anthology of short stories, was the winner of our 'Retell, Remix and Rejoice with Chuskit contest'. You can read her winning entry for the contest here.


Launch of the book 'Hampi" by Subhadra Sen Gupta with photographs by Clare
Arni along with a chief guest Smt. Sudha Murthy (Chairperson of Infosys Foundation) & Shri Nagathihalli Chandrashekar (Writer and Director).

Date and Time : Wednesday 20 October, 6:30 PM
Venue : Crossword, 32, ACR Tower, Ground Floor, Residency Road, Bangalore
Hampi is one of the greatest heritage sites in India. It has not merely temples or palaces but the remains of a complete medieval city—the magnificent Vijayanagar. There is an exquisite collection of monuments that lie scattered across a picturesque landscape.

Founded in the 14th century, the kingdom of Vijayanagar thrived for three hundred years. It was one of the greatest cities of the medieval world, legendary not just for its wealth and military prowess but also for its art, architecture, crafts and culture. Some of the finest architecture and sculpture can be seen at Hampi. It is one of the World Heritage Sites of the UNESCO.

Once traders and adventurers across the globe came to Vijayanagar, but in the 16th century the city was sacked by invaders, abandoned by its people, and it never rose again. Today as travellers and pilgrims wander through its beautiful palaces and temples, it seems that the world has returned to Hampi once again.

Subhadra Sen Gupta writes on various aspects of Indian history and culture through fiction and travel writing. Her books aim to capture the fascinating, vibrant and many-hued aspects of the people, places and history of India. She also enjoys writing historical fiction for children and scripting comic books.

Clare Arni is a Bangalore-based photographer and specialises in architecture, travel and documentary photography. She has worked with UNESCO, Wall Street Journal, Wallpaper City Guides and Conde Nast and her work has been exhibited across the world.

2. BOOK LAUNCH : RIPPLES, Short Stories by Indian Women Writers

Date and Time : 24th October, 11:00 AM onwards
Venue : Oxford Book Store, Nungambakkam, Chennai
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