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Frog Books launches its sixth book

Mumbai, 19 April 2004: Frog Books, a one-year-old book publishing house based here, has launched its sixth book, Where Doves Fly, written by Kamlesh Rajesham.

Where Doves Fly, a childrens book with an anti-war perspective, was launched by distinguished journalist and writer Kumar Ketkar, who edits Loksatta, the largest-selling city-based Marathi daily, at the Press Club, Mumbai.

London-based writer and poet Sudeep Sen and well-known author and columnist V Gangadhar too spoke on the occasion.

Talking about the book publishing industry in India, Ketkar said: Ventures like Frog Books deserve kudos. Publishing books has become a less lucrative business, and people are shying away from it. This attitude should change. People should read more; thats how sound minds could be cultivated. For this, more and more quality ventures like this should happen.

Said Sen: I am on brief visit to Mumbai, and it is heartening to know that there are ventures like these that are coming out with quality books and I am pleasantly surprised that people here really care for the words.

Gangadhar too echoed the same sentiment. I am here only because this is a noble act and I am too happy that there are committed publishers who are painstakingly caring to publish books in an environment where there are financial risks.

Later, Rajesham spoke about her work and also read out excerpts from it. Though this is a childrens book, it is written for an adult mind, and I am overwhelmed by the love, affection and support the people of Mumbai has given me. Thank you.

Rajesham practised as a lawyer for a couple of years in India before she lived in America and Canada for a decade. She also earned a masters degree in business administration from Pennsylvania, USA. He first book, Straight From the Soul, is a New Age / Metaphysics book. This is her second book and the first one in the childrens book category.

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                        Pranali Patil / Pooja Chaudhri, ZZEBRA, Mumbai

                        +9820506066 / +9820515445

                        pranali@zzebra.net po oja@zzebra.net

 

 

 

Sunil K Poolani

Sunil@kabulpress.org

RAHA/19/April/ /2004

 

 

 

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