Prabha Khaitan Foundation and Atta Galatta cordially invite you to the book launch of Pavan K. Varma's 'Chanakya's View: Understanding India in Transition'
Author of the bestselling book, Adi Shankaracharya: Hinduism’s Greatest thinker, Pavan K. Varma is a writer-diplomat and now in politics, where he was till recently an MP in the Rajya Sabha. He was earlier Advisor to the Chief Minister of Bihar, with the rank of Cabinet minister. He was Ambassador in several countries, also Director of The Nehru Centre in London, Official Spokesperson of the MEA, and Press Secretary to the President of India. Author of over a successful dozen books, Pavan K. Varma is currently the National General Secretary and National Spokesman of the Janata Dal (United).
He was conferred an Honorary Doctoral Degree for his contribution to the fields of diplomacy, literature, culture, and aesthetics by the University of Indianapolis in 2005. He was also awarded the Druk Thuksey Award, Bhutan’s highest civilian award, by His Majesty the King of Bhutan. In 2018, on the instructions of His Holiness the Shankaracharya of Sringeri, Pavan K. Varma was conferred an honorary doctorate by the Sri Sharada Institute of Indian Management.
About the Book: In Chanakya’s View: Understanding India in Transition, Pavan K. Varma, best-selling author of Adi Shankaracharya: Hinduism’s Greatest Thinker, analyses the challenges that India faces today. In a minute and frank critique, he points to behavioral change as the need of the hour: Indians need to respect institutions, shun intolerance, accommodate dissent, follow strategic diplomacy and increase their moral quotient. At once a celebration of India and an appraisal of it, Chanakya’s View is a roadmap to making the republic a truly great one.
One of India’s foremost public intellectuals, and also a politician, Varma firmly believes that India will sustain owing to its great civilizational heritage and the strength of its people. As a committed admirer of the great strategist Chanakya, he is convinced that these years of transition will ultimately lead to a maturation worthy of the world’s largest democracy.
Venue: Atta Galatta, Koramangala Timing: 5:30 PM onward Date: 16th of September 2019
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