Upcoming Nirala Release — Path to Excellence : A Memoir by India’s Distinguished Academician by Pritam B. Sharma

Path to Excellence: A Memoir by India’s Distinguished Academician
ISBN : 81-8250-0907 2017 Hard Cover pp 358 plus  24 Photo pages  Rs 895

Renowned academician, Pritam B. Sharma’s illuminating Memoir, Path to Excellence is a celebration of thrill, excitement, joy and bliss of infinite reservoir of wisdom that shines the adventurous life of the author.

Born in a small obscure village in central India, Sharma’s destiny to become an academician in shaping the educational avenues of modern India began with a brief encounter with a Yogi in his birthplace.

Sharma begins the book with his childhood anecdotes and moves on to discuss how his relentless curiosity coupled with unclenching commitment to innovate and excel led him to success and glory.  During the course of the narrative, one learns how the path of excellence is full of struggle and suffering.  But then the satisfaction attained after building institution comes as a divine bliss in the end. The narration, though largely India specific has a universal appeal and a purpose as it prepares the reader to pursue education as a service to self and society.

The author who played an instrumental role in shaping the fate and future of engineering education in India brushed shoulders with several eminent figures including leading scientists, academicians and statesman in India and abroad.

A sample of hybrid creative non-fiction comprising a highly exalted voice reminiscent of Vivekanand and Aurbindo and formal informative treatise of an engineering scholar,  Sharma’s memoir is a must-read for students, scholars, scientists, philosophers, institution builders and all the lovers of humanity in the world.

Distinguished academician, Pritam B. Sharma is a visionary, an institution builder, and a breakthrough leader with speed leadership qualities. Sharma is known worldwide for his relentless pursuit of excellence and for the promotion of World Quality Education, Research, Innovations and Entrepreneurship.
Currently, Vice Chancellor of Amity University Gurgaon, Professor Sharma has been the founder Vice-Chancellor of Delhi Technological University, a former Director of Delhi College of Engineering, a former Professor of IIT Delhi, founder Vice-Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi Technology University, former President of Engineering Science Division of Indian Science Congress, former Chairman of Indian Society of Mechanical Engineers and Vice-Chairman of World Confederation of Productivity Sciences, India Section.
Born in a small village with no schooling facility in Madhya Pradesh, Sharma graduated with a Gold Medal in Mechanical Engineering in 1969 from Samrat Ashok Technological Institute in the historic town of Vidisha in central India. He received his doctorate from the University of Birmingham, UK, in 1978.
During his professional career spanning over 46 years, Sharma has made notable contribution to the advancement of frontiers of knowledge in the areas of Aero Engineering Technology, Power Plant Engineering, New and Renewable Energy Resources and Knowledge and Innovation Management.
Recipient of many awards and recognition Sharma has been conferred with the Honorary Degree of “Doctor of Engineering” by his alma-mater University of Birmingham UK in 2013.
A fellow of World Academy of Productivity Sciences, Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India), Fellow of Aeronautical Society of India and a Fellow of Indian Society of Technical University, ISTE, he has been the Chairman of Central Counseling Board of MHRD and also an expert member of the apex body Central Advisory Board of Education, CABE of the Government of India.

Yuyutsu Sharma to read as Special Guest at Molloy College, Long Island, New York

 

Recipient of fellowships and grants from The Rockefeller Foundation, Ireland Literature Exchange, Trubar Foundation, Slovenia, The Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature and The Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature, Yuyutsu RD Sharma is a distinguished poet and translator.

He has published nine poetry collections including, A Blizzard in my Bones: New York Poems (Nirala, 2016), Quaking Cantos: Nepal Earthquake Poems, (Nirala, 2016), Milarepa’s Bones, 33 New Poems, (Nirala, 2012), Nepal Trilogy, Photographs and Poetry on Annapurna, Everest, Helambu & Langtang (www.Nepal-Trilogy.de, Epsilonmedia, Karlsruhe, 2010), a 900-page book with renowned German photographer, Andreas Stimm, Space Cake, Amsterdam, & Other Poems from Europe and America, (2009, Indian reprint 2014) and Annapurna Poems, 2008, Reprint, 2012, 2017). He has translated and edited several anthologies of contemporary Nepali poetry in English and launched a literary movement, Kathya Kayakalpa (Content Metamorphosis) in Nepali poetry.

Two books of his poetry, Poemes de l’ Himalayas (L’Harmattan, Paris) and Poemas de Los Himalayas (Cosmopoeticia, Cordoba, Spain) have appeared in French and Spanish respectively.

Widely traveled author, he has read his works at several prestigious places including Poetry Café, London, Seamus Heaney Center for Poetry, Belfast, New York University, New York, The Kring, Amsterdam, P.E.N, Paris, Knox College, Illinois, Whittier College, California, Baruch College, New York, WB Yeats’ Center, Sligo, Gustav Stressemann Institute, Bonn, Rubin Museum, New York, Cosmopoetica, Cordoba, Spain, Irish Writers’ Centre, Dublin, Columbia University, New York, The Guardian Newsroom, London, Trois Rivieres Poetry Festival, Quebec, Arnofini, Bristol, Borders, London, Slovenian Book Days, Ljubljana, Royal Society of Dramatic Arts, London, Gunter Grass House, Bremen, GTZ, Kathmandu, International Poetry Festival, Granada, Nicaragua, Nehru Center, London, March Hare, Newfoundland, Canada, Gannon University, Erie, Frankfurt Book Fair, Frankfurt, Indian International Center, New Delhi, and Villa Serbelloni, Italy.

He has held workshop in creative writing and translation at Queen’s University, Belfast, University of Ottawa and South Asian Institute, Heidelberg University, Germany, University of California, Davis, Sacramento State University, California and New York University, New York.

His works have appeared in Poetry Review, Chanrdrabhaga, Sodobnost, Amsterdam Weekly, Indian Literature, Irish Pages, Delo, Modern Poetry in Translation, Exiled Ink, Iton77, Little Magazine, The Telegraph, Indian Express and Asiaweek.

The Library of Congress has nominated his book of Nepali translations entitled Roaring Recitals; Five Nepali Poets as Best Book of the Year 2001 from Asia under the Program, A World of Books International Perspectives.

Yuyutsu’s own work has been translated into German, French, Italian, Slovenian, Hebrew, Spanish and Dutch.  He edits Pratik, A Magazine of Contemporary Writing and contributes literary columns to Nepal’s leading daily, The Himalayan Times.

He was at the Poetry Parnassus Festival organized to celebrate London Olympics 2012 where he represented Nepal and India. Yuyutsu is the Visiting Poet at Columbia University, New York and has just returned from Argentina where had had gone to participate in International Poetry Festival, Buenos Aires.

Half the year, he travels and reads all over the world to read from his works and conducts creative writing workshop at various universities in North America and Europe but goes trekking in the Himalayas when back home.

 

Yuyutsu Sharma to participate in XI Festival Internacional de Poesía de Buenos Aires

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World renowned Himalayan poet visits Argentina to  participate Festival Internacional de Poesía de Buenos Aires as a Guest poet along with poets from all over the world.The festival. 2016 celebrates its 11th Edition, the CCK from 7 to 11 June. The International Festival of poetry of Buenos Aires was born six years ago in the framework of the book fair of the city of Buenos Aires and every year receives poets from all over the world.

PARTICIPANTES 2016

Thomas Boberg, Dinamarca
Mireia Calafell, España
Giovanni Catelli, Italia
Sandra Cornejo, Argentina
Marta Cwielong, Argentina
Rebeca Chambi, Argentina
Benjamín Chávez, Bolivia
Lina Ekdahl, Suecia
Jorge Fondebrider, Argentina
Laura García del Castaño, Argentina
Berta García Faet, España-EEUU
Ana Guillot, Argentina
Sasja Janssen, Holanda
Dmitry Legeza, Rusia
Claudio Lo Menzo, Argentina
Florencia López, Argentina
Elisa Lucinda, Brasil
Giorgio Luzzi, Italia
Eugenio Mandrini, Argentina
Andrés Montenegro, Argentina
Moon Chung-hee, Corea del Sur
Hugo Mujica, Argentina
Adnan Özer, Turquía
Julio Pirrera Quiroga, Argentina
Mirta Rosenberg, Argentina
Julio Salgado, Argentina
Luís Serguhila, Portugal-Brasil
Marina Serrano, Argentina
Yuyutsu Sharma, India-EEUU
Numy Silva, Paraguay-Argentina
Kentaro Tanaka, Japón
Serge Patrice Thibodeau, Canadá
Malú Urriola, Chile
Minerva Margarita Villareal, México

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(Español) Programación

06

Pre-Inauguración
Acciones en las calles de la ciudad: lecturas con megáfono, suelta de poemas.

07

19:00 hs.
Inauguración

Proyección de un video
Palabras de Bienvenida: Gustavo Mozzi, Graciela Aráoz, Hernán Lombardi

19:30 hs.
Dmitry Legeza (Rusia), Giorgio Luzzi (Italia), Hugo Mujica (Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires)

20:30 hs.
Salón:
Jaime Lepé “Dajmé” presenta
DAJME, RARA MANERA DE AMANIERAR
Performance de música, video y fotografía. Copla Flamenca y cancionero iberoamericano.

Participan:
Dajmé (Jaime Lepé): cantante
Carlos Tardel: guitarrista
Felipe Ochsenius: percusión

Invitados
Gustavo Pagéz: pianista
Dalila Real: actriz y cantante

New paper

08

19:00 hs.
Salón de poesía uno
Participan:
Ana Guillot (Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires), Florencia López (San Luis), Yuyutsu Ram Dass Sharma (India).

19:30 hs.
Salón de poesía dos
Participan:
Marta Cwielong (Pcia. de Buenos Aires), Giovanni Catelli (Italia), Benjamín Chávez (Bolivia).

20:00 hs.
Salón de poesía tres
Participan:
Julio Pirrera Quiroga (Pcia. de Buenos Aires), Thomas Barberg (Dinamarca), Gabo Ferro (Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires).

20:30 hs.
Salón de poesía cuatro
Participan:
Sandra Cornejo (Pcia. de Buenos Aires), Issa Makhlouf (Libia), Eugenio Mandrini (Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires).

21:00 hs.
Performance
Elisa Lucinda (Brasil).

Anfitriona de la gala: Graciela Aráoz

09

12:00 hs.
Lecturas con megáfono
Todos los poetas participantes del festival
Lugar: Viejo Mercado de San Telmo

19:00 hs.
Salón de poesía seis
Participan:
Andrés Montenegro (Bahía Blanca), Minerva Margarita Villarreal (México), Serge Thibadeau (Canadá).

19:30 hs.
Salón de poesía siete
Participan:
Osvaldo Bossi (Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires), Lina Ekdahl (Suecia), Rebeca Chambi (Jujuy).

20:30 hs.
Salón de poesía ocho
Participan:
Sasja Janssen (Holanda), Malú Urriola (Chile), Jorge Fondebrider (Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires).

Anfitriona de la gala: Graciela Aráoz

10

19:00 hs.
Salón de poesía nueve
Participan:
Julio Salgado (Santiago del Estero), Claudio Lo Menzo (Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires), Kentaro Tanaka (Japón)

19:30 hs.
Salón de poesía diez
Participan:
Berta García Faet (España), Moon Chong Li (Corea del Norte), Numa Silva (Paraguay)

20:00 hs.
Los poetas y sus cartas
Salón Federal del CCK, 6° piso.
Participan:
Jaime Dajme Lepé y Pedro Olivares (Chile)

20:30 hs.
Salón de poesía once
Participan:
Mireia Calafeli (Cataluña), Luis Serguhila (Portugal), Laura García del Castaño (Córdoba)

21:00 hs.
Performance a cargo de Miroslav Scheuba.
Informe desde la ciudad sitiada”, poema de Zbigniew Herbert.

21:10 hs.
Salón de poesía doce
Participan:
Marina Serrano (Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires), Mirta Rosenberg (Rosario- Ciudad Autónoma), Adnan Ozer (Turquía).

Anfitriona de la gala: Graciela Aráoz

Poemas Image

11

19:30 hs.
Proyección de video reportaje a Jorge Luis Borges.

20:00 hs.
Dúo Patricia Barone y Javier González. Tango.

20:30 hs.
Hasta luego Buenos Aires dicen los poetas participantes del festival

Thomas Boberg
Osvaldo Bossi
Mireia Calafell
Giovanni Catelli
Sandra Cornejo
Marta Cwielong
Rebeca Chambi
Benjamín Chávez
Lina Ekdahl
Jorge Fondebrider
Gabo Ferro
Laura García del Castaño
Berta García Faet
Ana Guillot
Sasja Janssen
Dmitry Legeza
Claudio Lo Menzo
Florencia López
Elisa Lucinda
Giorgio Luzzi
Eugenio Mandrini
Andrés Montenegro
Moon Chung-heeur
Hugo Mujica
Adnan Özer
Julio Pirrera Quiroga
Mirta Rosenberg
Julio Salgado
Luís Serguhila
Marina Serrano
Yuyutsu Sharma
Numy Silva
Kentaro Tanaka
Serge Patrice Thibodeau
Malú Urriola
Minerva Margarita Villareal

Anfitriona: Graciela Aráoz

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Yuyutsu RD Sharma

Recipient of fellowships and grants from The Rockefeller Foundation, Ireland Literature Exchange, Trubar Foundation, Slovenia, The Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature and The Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature, Yuyutsu RD Sharma is a distinguished poet and translator.
He has  published nine poetry collections including, A Blizzard in my Bones: New York Poems (Nirala, 2016), Quaking Cantos: Nepal Earthquake Poems, (Nirala, 2016),  Milarepa’s Bones, 33 New Poems, (Nirala, 2012),  Nepal Trilogy, Photographs and Poetry on Annapurna, Everest, Helambu & Langtang (www.Nepal-Trilogy.de, Epsilonmedia, Karlsruhe, 2010), a 900-page book with renowned German photographer, Andreas Stimm, Space Cake, Amsterdam, & Other Poems from Europe and America, (2009, Indian reprint 2014) and Annapurna Poems, 2008, Reprint, 2012).

Yuyutsu also brought out a translation of Irish poet Cathal O’ Searcaigh poetry in Nepali in a bilingual collection entitled, Kathmandu: Poems, Selected and New (2006) and a translation of Hebrew poet Ronny Someck’s poetry in Nepali in a bilingual edition, Baghdad, February 1991 & Other Poems. He has translated and edited several anthologies of contemporary Nepali poetry in English and launched a literary movement, Kathya Kayakalpa (Content Metamorphosis) in Nepali poetry.
Two books of his poetry, Poemes de l’ Himalayas (L’Harmattan, Paris) and Poemas de Los Himalayas (Cosmopoeticia, Cordoba, Spain) just appeared in French and Spanish respectively.

Widely traveled author, he has read his works at several prestigious places including Poetry Café, London, Seamus Heaney Center for Poetry, Belfast, New York University, New York, The Kring, Amsterdam, P.E.N, Paris, Knox College, Illinois, Whittier College, California, Baruch College, New York, WB Yeats’ Center, Sligo, Gustav Stressemann Institute, Bonn,  Rubin Museum, New York, Cosmopoetica, Cordoba, Spain,  Irish Writers’ Centre, Dublin, Columbia University, New York, Southbank Centre, London, Amity University, Gurgaon, India, The Guardian Newsroom, London, Trois Rivieres Poetry Festival, Quebec, Arnofini, Bristol, Borders, London, Slovenian Book Days, Ljubljana, Royal Society of Dramatic Arts, London, Gunter Grass House, Bremen, GTZ, Kathmandu, International Poetry Festival, Granada,  Nicaragua, Nehru Center, London, March Hare, Newfoundland, Canada, Gannon University, Erie, Frankfurt Book Fair, Frankfurt, Indian International Center, New Delhi, and Villa Serbelloni, Italy.
He has held workshop in creative writing and translation at Queen’s University, Belfast, University of Ottawa and South Asian Institute, Heidelberg University, Germany, University of California, Davis, Sacramento State University, California and New York University, New York.
His works have appeared in Poetry Review, Chanrdrabhaga, Sodobnost, Amsterdam Weekly, Indian Literature, Irish Pages, Delo, Modern Poetry in Translation, Exiled Ink, Iton77, Little Magazine, The Telegraph, Indian Express and Asiaweek.
The Library of Congress has nominated his book of Nepali translations entitled Roaring Recitals; Five Nepali Poets as Best Book of the Year 2001 from Asia under the Program, A World of Books International Perspectives.
Yuyutsu’s own work has been translated into German, French, Italian, Slovenian, Hebrew, Spanish and Dutch. He just published his nonfiction, Annapurnas & Stains of Blood: Life, Travel and Writing a Page of Snow, (Nirala, 2010). He edits Pratik, A Magazine of Contemporary Writing and contributes literary columns to Nepal’s leading daily, The Himalayan Times.

 

He was at the Poetry Parnassus Festival organized to celebrate London Olympics 2012 where he represented Nepal and India. Yuyutsu is the Visiting Poet at Columbia University, New York and will visit Argentina in June to participate in XI International Poetry Festival, Buenos Aires.

 

Half the year, he travels and reads all over the world to read from his works and conducts creative writing workshop at various universities in North America and Europe but goes trekking in the Himalayas when back home.
More: www.yuyutsu.de

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Yuyutsu Sharma’s upcoming readings

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Sunday April 10th 7:30pm

Yuyutsu Sharma’s Himalayan Recitals: Yuyu will read from his extensive writings, including his newest published work Quaking Cantos: Nepal Earthquake Poems. at The Yoga Exchange Address: 24 Exchange St, Holliston, MA 01746, Phone:(508) 429-9642 Hosted by Kimberly  Cozza Collins and Melanie Harrington.

 

Tuesday, April 12 at 2 pm – 3 pm

Yuyutsu Sharma at Griffen Free Public Library, 22 Hooksett Road, P O Box 308, Auburn, New Hampshire, (603) 483-5374

Wednesday, April 13 at 11pm

Yuyutsu Sharma reading with Dan Szczesny at Moving Mountains – Personal Stories of Perseverance, Juggernaut Fitness, LLC, 141 Old Turnpike Rd, Concord, New Hampshire 03301 Hosted by Jake St. Pierre

Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 7:00pm
Yuyutsu Sharma Reading at Columbia University Global Poets Series, poetry reading and audience talk‐back with Eliza Griswold at the Nicholas Roerich Museum, 319 West 107th Street, between Broadway and Riverside Drive, New York NY 10025 Hosted by David Austell : Admission Free

Sunday. May 1, 2016, 1;30-4.00pm

Yuyutsu Sharma Reading at Oceanside Library, Long Island, New York, 1:30pm -3:30pm Hosted by Peter Dugan

Tuesday May 3,  2016, 7 pm

Yuyutsu Sharma at the BookMark Shoppe, 8415 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn. NY 11209 Hosted by Anthony Vigorito

Tuesday May 31st, 5:45 – 7:45

Yuyutsu Sharma as Guest Poet at Ken Siegelman’s Brooklyn Poetry Outreach, at Brooklyn Public Library, Park Slope Branch, 431 6th Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11215 Hosted by Anthony Vigorito

Wednesday June 1st, 5:45 – 7:00

YUYUTSU SHARMA TO READ AT RUBIN MUSEUM: HONORING NEPAL IN POETRY AND FILM, HIMALAYAN HERITAGE MEETUP at The Rubin Museum of Art 150 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011 Phones: 212.620.5000, 212.620.5000 x344 There is a 24-hour parking lot on the corner of 17th Street and 6th Avenue. There are also a number of parking garages and lots on 17th Street between Union Square and 7th Avenue. Learn more about discounted parking with Central Parking System.SUBWAY: A, C, E to 14th Street (at 8th Avenue), 1 to 18th Street (at 7th Avenue), 2, 3 to 14th Street (at 7th Avenue), F, L, M to 14th Street (at 6th Avenue), N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th Street-Union Square  http://rubinmuseum.org/

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 6:30

Yuyutsu Sharma at Port Jefferson Free Library, 631 473-0022 100 Thompson Street Port Jefferson, NY, 11777, 631-473-0022 Fax: 631-473-2903 info@portjefflibrary.org Hosted by Kat Lamberg

 

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New Nirala Release: Inside the Shell of the Tortoise by Distinguished Spanish poet, Veronica Aranda

Inside the Shell of the Tortoise
Poems written in India and Nepal
A Spanish English Edition
Veronica Aranda
Translated by Claudia Routon
with Yuyutsu Sharma
ISBN 9-788182-500747 (Hard) ISBN 9-788182-500754  (Paper) 2016 pp.68

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Inside the Shell of the Tortoise by Verónica Aranda is an anthology of previously published poems interspersed with new work. The collection celebrates the glory of awakening and the temptation of nostalgia—its critique too, incisive and punishing—all the while grappling with the fierce gravity of realism. The grace and delicacy of these poems are rooted in the solidity of place, mostly the soil of India, always allowing for the ephemeral transience of journey. A simply beautiful book.
–Claudia Routon, University of North Dakota

With Verónica we embark on fresh adventures, travel to the East, and unpack suitcases—postcards in fragments. In the process, we discover what we might have longed for and loved; because, in the end, Verónica’s account of her travels seems so close and intimate that her voice, stunning and compelling, turns vital.
–Elena Medel, Calle20

Vision is fragmentary and temporary; what we see and what we photograph are so easily forgotten. But what we sense and experience remain with no need for visual support; and in this case, the written word, the poem, remains. Verónica has captured it.

AgustínCalvoGalán, Revista de letras

The verbal subject that is Verónica Aranda keeps a suitcase ready under her bed. Such is the recurring motif of evocative and commemorative itineraries. Experience returns as a transmuted sequence, securing the link between self and landscape. Time and energy flux between words; fragmented emotions, faces, and distances are expanded in lines.
José Luis Morante, Puentes de papel


With Aranda, we discover the pleasure of solitude and contemplation.

Ariadna G. García, Culturamas

VeronicaAranda

Verónica Aranda (Madrid, 1982) is a multi-lingual award-winning Spanish poet and translator with an international presence. Not only has her own work appeared in several languages, she has also translated contemporary poetry from Portugal, Brazil, France and Nepal into Spanish. Her professional efforts extend from creative and critical journal contributions and collaboration to participation in international literary events around the world. She has degrees from the University Complutense of Madrid and the Jawaharlal Nehru University of New Delhi. She has lived in Italy, Belgium, Portugal, India and Morocco.

Her Poetry Collections include Poeta en India (Melibea, 2005), Tatuaje (Hiperión, 2005),Alfama (Centro de poesía José Hierro, 2009), Postal de olvido (El Gaviero, 2010), Cortes de luz (Rialp, 2010), Senda de sauces (Amargord, 2011), Café Hafa (Tres Fronteras, 2012), Lluvias Continuas. Ciento un haikus (Polibea, 2014), La mirada de Ulises (Corazón de mango, Colombia, 2015).

Aranda has been awarded many notable poetry prizes including Joaquín Benito de Lucas, Antonio Carvajal de Poesía Joven, José Agustín Goytisolo, Arte Joven de la Comunidad de Madrid, Margarita Hierro, Fernando Quiñones, Antonio Oliver Belmás, El Buscón, and the Adonáis accésit.

She lives in Madrid, Spain.

Claudia Routon translates contemporary poetry and fiction from Spain. Her work appears in numerous literary journals, including a book of poetry and music, La cité des dames(Capellas de Ministrers). She teaches Spanish literature and language at the University of North Dakota.

Much awaited book on Mystery of Buddha’s Birthplace to appear in Nirala Series in September

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The book offers amazing and historic revelation of the facts about Lord Buddha’s roots and the social and cultural background of Shakya Kingdom.
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Prince Siddhartha, born in Lumbini, Nepal, over 2,500 years ago and raised at the Castle Kapilabastu but left the Castle to become a Buddha, great thinker and sage. There remains mystery about the location of the Kapila Castle, the historical and cultural background of why he left the Castle, giving up his prestigious position as Crown Prince, and how Shakya Kingdom vanished in the jungle. Over the centuries there emerged a dynamic population flow of the Aryan race from Europe to the Indian subcontinent and causing a racial fusion with indigenous population. The author also points out how the Buddha teachings such as equality, human welfare to live naturally in accordance with the providence of life and non-violence must have
Travelled far and wide and influenced the subsequent development of philosophical frameworks and religions across the Eurasian Continent.

Mitsuaki Kojima is a distinguished Japanese policy essayist on global and domestic issues.

He has served as the Ambassador of Japan to Nepal and Ambassador to Luxembourg and held important posts in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs such as Deputy Director of Disarmament Division, Director of Research Division and South American Division respectively, and also Managing Director of Planning Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency.

He obtained a Master’s degree in Economics from Keio University, as well as a Master’s in Political Science from Yale University. Kojima was accorded The Grand-Croix de l’Ordre du Merite in Luxembourg in March, 2006. Currently, he works as President, the Japan Nepal Society and lives in Tokyo.