3 Sep :Publications Division has brought out a biographical book on Acharya Ramchandra Shukla. The book with the title Acharya Ramchandra Shukla was released by Prof. Manager Pandey, renowned Hindi critic and scholar in the ongoing Delhi Book Fair today.
Acharya Ramchandra Shukla is known to have introduced the genre of ‘criticism’ in the Hindi literary tradition. Most of the books on Acharya Shukla available in the market are focused on his works mainly as a critic. But this book co-authored by his granddaughter Mukta and great-granddaughter Kusum Chaturvedi, also presents various hitherto unknown aspects of his familial and social life. Dr. Mukta, the Co-Director of ‘Acharya Ramchandra Shukla Sahitya Shodh Sansthan’ Varanasi, herself is an established writer. The 277 page book complete with rare pictures of Acharya Shukla is reasonably priced at Rs. 165.
Welcoming the guests in the function the Additional Director General (Employment News) Shri Ghanshyam Goyal reminded that Acharya Shukla always insisted on keeping Hindi simple, as a language of the common man. The present work accomplished in the same style is an authentic biography of Acharya Shukla, he said.
He mentioned that Publications Division with a modest beginning in 1941, has emerged as one of the biggest publishing organizations in India. With a mandate to publish books on matters of national importance at affordable prices, the Division publishes books in thirteen Indian languages. It has nearly 8,000 titles in English, Hindi and other major Indian languages to its credit. By traveling to various national and international book fairs in India and abroad, the Division has made a mark on the people who want to discover India.
The Division also brings out a journal– ‘Yojana’- in thirteen languages simultaneously. Literary magazine Aajkal in Hindi and Urdu, children’s monthly Bal Bharati in Hindi, Kurukshetra on rural development in English and Hindi and the weekly Employment News are other priceless possessions in its kitty. Employment News with a circulation of over six lakh copies per issue has become one of the largest circulated career weekly of its own kind in the world.