Patiala, December 8
Books from various publications, including the Punjabi University Publication Bureau and Cambridge University Press, are available for sale at the university’s five-day book fair and literary festival which entered its second day on Wednesday.
Officials said they saw a positive response from students as many former students showed up on campus to buy books. They said the university had also made arrangements for the publication of a number of books written by its own students.
Dr Rajesh Sharma of the University Publication Bureau said a number of these books were published on this occasion. Among these, a book written by Kamlesh, a doctoral student at the university, was based on the protests on the university campus against a patriarchal mindset.
Kamlesh, who completed his doctorate, said: “The book Azadi Supne Ton Sach Tak includes various reports published in Punjabi Tribune on the student protest held on the university campus in 2018 in pursuit of the same rules for girls and boys. in hostels. and on the university campus. It has 26 chapters, including 13 lectures given by various university professors and others during the 2018 protests. It also carries various letters to the editor published in the journal.
University officials said another book – Anne Frank Di Diary – translated by Inderjeet Singh had also been published. Inderjeet Singh said: “The book is the translation work of a diary written by Anne Frank, who was the youngest child in a family of Jews that was affected during World War II. I decided to translate the book because there is little Punjabi journaling work. Additionally, the book is an example of maintaining strength in times of trouble. It also presents the psychology of a child.
Another book, A Philosophical Analysis of the Original Doctrines of Language, written by the university’s doctoral student Varinder Khurana, was also released on Tuesday. The book fair will continue for three additional days where books published in various languages and based on topics such as politics, religion and others will be available.— TNS