Current Affairs September 2017 - Books


News 1 - Former Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran's Book 'How India Sees the World' launched

Shyam Saran's Book

Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh launched book written by former Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran, named as “How India Sees the World: Kautilya to the 21st Century”. The book details about the three crucial meeting of the CCS (Cabinet Committee on Security) on the eve of India-Pakistan Defence Secretary-level talks held in in 1989, 1992 and 2006 for demilitarizing the Siachen Glacier.

The book also describes about a “missed opportunity” to solve the Sir Creek dispute in Kutch, with the solution crafted by the Navy to divide the creek between India and Pakistan.

News 2 - Salman Rushdie's − The Golden House launched

Salman Rushdie's

The Golden House, a novel written by renowned author Salman Rushdie, was published by Penguin. The novel is a modern American epic set against the panorama of contemporary politics and culture.

Salman Rushdie is a British Indian novelist and essayist. He won the Booker Prize in 1981 for his second novel, Midnight's Children.

Rushdie was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, the UK's senior literary organisation. Queen Elizabeth II knighted him for his services to literature.

News 3 - Unstoppable: My Life So far

My Life So far

“Unstoppable: My Life So Far,” a memoir of tennis star Maria Sharapova was released. The book is a candid, captivating story of Sharapova's rise to tennis stardom.

Sharapova had become an overnight sensation in 2004 Wimbledon final in a stunning upset win against the two-time defending champion Serena Williams.

She held on to the number-one WTA ranking multiple times, won four more Grand Slam tournaments and became one of the highest grossing female athletes in the world.

News 4 - Dr. Mahesh Sharma released the book “Bhartiya Kala Mein Salil Kridayen Evam Sadyahsnata Nayika”

Mahesh Sharma

Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (Independent charge) for Culture released the book entitled “Bhartiya Kala Mein Salil Kridayen Evam Sadyahsnata Nayika” authored by Dr. Kshetrapal Gangwar and Shri Sanjib Kumar Singh.

This is an Art Book based on original research, written in Hindi and published by National Museum after few decades.

This is a book written to highlight the Indian Art and describes the Water Sports (Salil Kridayen). This form of art has been the part of Indian Art from time immemorial.

News 5 - The Shershah of Kargil − The biography of Captain Vikram Batra unveiled

Shershah of Kargil

The biography of Captain Vikram Batra, "The Shershah of Kargil", was unveiled. It has been written by Deepak Surana. According to Deepak, this is the first book that is based entirely on primary sources.

Captain Vikram Batra, was an officer of the Indian Army, posthumously awarded with the Param Vir Chakra, India's highest and most prestigious award for valor, for his actions during the 1999 Kargil War in Kashmir between India and Pakistan.

Batra was known in his regiment for his courage and valour. He was often referred to as "Sher Shah" in the intercepted messages of the Pakistan Army.