14 Dec 2013: "Flying Sparks" and "Parables for Healthy Minds" launched

The above two books were launched on Dec 13, 2013 in Hyderabad at Hindi Maha Vidyalaya Golden Jubilee Auditorium presided over by Justice Nooty Rama Mohana Rao. The books are a part of the series ‘Culture Capsules’ published by Sri Yabaluri Raghavaiah Memorial Trust, which supports the prestigious literary-cultural quarterly in English, Triveni.

Flying Sparks by nonagenarian, Prof I V Chalapati Rao who is Chief Editor of Triveni, comprises three sections – India’s Cultural and Spiritual Heritage (23 chapters); Personal Development (27 chapters); Luminaries and Role Models (14 chapters). The book deals with the contemporary social scenario on the touchstone of our time-tested ancient values in an objective, analytical and scientific manner and highlights how a revisit and re-adaptation of such values would help not only Indians but every people of the world. The decades-long distilled experience and wisdom of Prof Chalapati Rao speaks gently and effectively.

Parables for Healthy Minds by Kharidehal Venkata Rao, an academic and veteran management expert contains 70 parables with a purport that is social & cultural, moral & ethical; spiritual & divine. These stories with an Indian background have an ability to make the minds of our children and youth sound and healthy, especially when they are tossed about by many an unhealthy and undesirable factor in the free-for-all permissive world of today. The stories carry sketches by noted artist Kharidehal Venkata Bhima Rao. In fact, Venkata Rao is the translator of these stories which were originally written in Telugu by M Satyavati and published in the Rishipeetham magazine of renowned religious exponent, Samavedam Shanmukha Sarma.

The speakers included Js Nooty Rama Mohana Rao, the two writers, K Basava Raj representing his father sage-saint Sadguru Kandukuru Sivananda Murty, Prof Y Sreedhar Murthy who welcomed the gathering and Y Krishna who proposed a vote of thanks.

Flying Sparks | Prof I V Chalapati Rao | ISBN 978-81-928009-1-2 | Pages 235 | PB Rs 150 US$ 15 | HB Rs 200 US$ 20

Parables for Healthy Minds | Kharidehal Venkata Rao | ISBN 978-81-928009-0-5 | Pages 125 | PB Rs 150 US$ 15 | HB Rs 200 US$ 20

For copies: Prof Y Sreedhar Murthy, SOWRAG, H No. 4-4-102/A, St No. 3, Bhavani Nagar, Nacharam, Hyderabad – 500 076. Email: syrmtrust@yahoo.com

(Report by: U Atreya Sarma. Dec 14, 2013)

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