President Pranab Mukherjee's book, caught pre-publication in a marketing controversy because its publishers signed an exclusive deal with an online retailer, had a quiet launch Thursday, the president's 79th birthday.
Bengalis are known for their extraordinary degree of food fixation. Thus food and its vivid description always found an important place in Bengali literature stretching all the way back to medieval times and even earlier, said a well known food writer here.
Subhash Chandra Bose, a revolutionary; Jawaharlal Nehru, the quintessential democrat. Could the twain ever meet? Sadly not says a new book by historian and educationist Rudrangshu Mukherjee on the parallel lives of two stalwarts of India's freedom movement.