26 Jun 2013: “Memoirs & Musings of an IAS Officer” released

Memoirs & Musings of an IAS Officer
By KV Natarajan, Former Chief Secretary, Govt of AP
Pune: Menaka Prakashan. 2013
ISBN: 978-93-80572-57-4
Pages: 392. Price: Rs300 

The above book was launched on June 23, 2013 at a largely attended function at the IAS Officers Club, Hyderabad where Governor ESL Narasimhan released it. The other speakers were VS Sampath (CEC), Js Jagannadha Rao (former Judge of Supreme Court), ‘Padma Bhushan’ S Ananda Ram, and ‘Padma Bhushan’ TL Sankar besides the author.

ESL Narasimhan observed that ‘a good book will have things to which readers can relate themselves and this book is one such.’ The other learned speakers had brought out the informative, illumining, scintillating, and humorous aspects in the book as well as the honesty and integrity of KV Natarajan, the writer. They also felt that the book would be useful to any administrator serving or would-be, the researcher as well as the general public ‘since it covers a wide canvas of over four decades of administrative and decision making experiences’ both in the State and at the Centre and the ambient socio-cultural milieu as well as episodes of interaction with the political masters. They also alluded to some of the interesting vignettes of Natarajan’s visits to many foreign countries chronicled in the book. ‘This book has a touch of authenticity since it has been written on the basis of voluminous diaries and scrap books meticulously maintained by the author all through his life,’ they felt. ‘The witty quotations and the good sprinkling of photos incorporated have enlivened the book,’ they remarked.

Incidentally, this book was edited by U Atreya Sarma who is the Editor (Fiction & Reviews) of Muse India.

For Copies:
Menaka Prakashan
2117, Sadashiv Peth
Vijayanagar Colony
PUNE – 411 030
Ph. 020-2433 6960 / 9823 69 69 60

(Reported by: U Atreya Sarma from Hyderabad on June 26, 2013)



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