Current Affairs November 2017 - Books


1 - Book on Dr. Kalam released


An illustrative book, titled "Dreamnation: Uniting a Country with Handwritten Dreams", containing inspiring words of Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was released online by Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj on the 86th birth anniversary of the former President.

The book includes a collection of 200-plus handcrafted and handwritten postcards from across India. It is co-authored by Saji Mathew and Jubie John and published by Bloomsbury in collaboration with NGO LetterFarms.

2 - Nabaneeta Dev Sen presented with the Big Little Book Award

Nabaneeta Dev Sen

Sahitya Akademi award winner Bengali writer Nabaneeta Dev Sen has been declared winner of the Big Little Book Award 2017 in the "Author in Bengali Language" category for her contribution to the children's literature.

The award is given by Parag initiative of Tata Trusts to recognize and honour authors and illustrators of children's literature. This year the focus was on the writers in Bengali language in its second edition. Proiti Roy, known for her works in various children's books across languages, received the award in the illustrator category.