Event



08Apr2017

Power Publishers in association with Oxford Bookstore launches Madhura Banerjee’s book ‘A Tenant of the World’ at Oxford Bookstore, Park Street

Leading bookstore Oxford, in association with Power Publishers hosted the launch of Madhura Banerjee’s new book ‘A Tenant of the World’ at its Park Street outlet.

Eminent dignitaries like Indranil Sanyal, a leading Bengali author of the era, who has written Karkatkranti, Operation Waristan, Tobuo Ananta Jage, Panchphoron, Raktabeej, Shunya Dashaker Upakhy, a regular contributor in journals like Desh, Sananda, Anandamela. Anandabazar Patrika, Kishore Bharati, was present to grace the occasion along withKrishnendu Mukhopadhyay, a noted Bengali author of Papbiddha, Raymongolpur Band, Panchasti Galpa, Aay Ghum, Kaljatri, Shunyasthan, Diner Seshe. Sourav Mukhopadhyay writer of Velkunmama O Mitthanneshi, Dhulokhela, Dhulokhela and   Dipak De, pro vice chairman, Delhi Public School, North was also present among the dignitaries.

Mediator: Prof. Julie Mehta who delivers lectures at Toronto University was also present at the event as moderator. Being an iconic figure in the field of Literature, she has inspired many students, writers and educators alike.She has served as a guest lecturer at the Department of Comparative Literature at Jadavpur University.

The topic of the discussion of the evening was ‘Travels which inspire the journey within. The 4 chief guests participated in the panel discussion and shared their experience and opinions.

Ms. Sonali Ghosh, co-founder of Power Publishers shared the history of Power Publishers, which is India’s biggest platform for first time writers. She also discussed the company’s future plans of producing films, releasing schoolbooks, and announced Power Publishers Prime, a new brand from Power Publishers, which will publish bestseller books of bestseller authors.

Madhura Banerjee, the author of ‘A Tenant of the World’ is a young poet, born and brought up in Calcutta. She has multiple publications to her name, ranging from magazines to anthologies. She is deeply involved in the literary circle of Calcutta and has read her poetry out at literature festivals, exclusive poetry shows and the popular poetry slams in the city. Apart from writing, she is enthusiastic about travelling, photography and music. She is currently pursuing a degree in Computer Science from St. Xavier's College, Kolkata. ‘Tenant of the World’ is a collection of poetry chiefly revolves around the theme of wanderlust. In an attempt to contain an impressionistic view of the mountains, the city-scapes, and the myriad cultures, it channels the complete detachment from the world that accompanies a soul while travelling.The poems are a documentation of days spent in Kashmir, North Bengal, Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Lucknow, Rajasthan and Calcutta. Many are written from memory, too.The goal is to portray the universality of travel, of rail-tracks that run through all religions and creeds, of mountains that are impartial to country borders.It strives to be for everyone, and reach out to anyone who has a peregrine fibre in their soul, from young, adventurous travellers to seasoned trekkers looking for a retreat.

The book is priced at Rs 110 and will be available at all the leading online and offline bookstores, like, Oxford Bookstore, Amazon.in, Amazon.com, Flipkart.com, Shopclues.com, Infibeam.com, Snapdeal.com, Ebay.in, Paytm.com, Power-Publishers.com.