In keeping with its vision to meet excellence in education, Ratna Sagar P. Ltd. launched its higher academic publishing division Primus Books at a function held at the India Habitat Centre.
The launch was followed by the release of the first set of books under the Primus banner. The titles included: Indo-Persian Historiography up to the Thirteenth Century by I H Siddiqui, Literature of Resistance: INDIA 1857 by G K Das and Sushma Arya, Narratives of Indian Cinema by Manju Jain and Class, Power and Consciousness in Indian Cinema and Television by Anirudh Deshpande.
The chief guest for the evening was Prof Shyam Menon, Vice Chancellor, Bharat Ratna Dr B R Ambedkar University. He spoke about education and the new government’s commitment to reform, reinvestment, and creating an open and transparent higher education system. We also featured an audio-visual programme integrating academics with Indian culture. It was attended by 140 or so select invitees from academia, government and the industry.
With titles as varied as Narratives of Indian Cinema to Literature of Resistance: INDIA 1857, Primus Books is committed to making genuine contributions to the humanities and social science by providing a credible platform for higher academic scholarship.
Our authors include subject specialists from renowned universities, including graduate and post graduate universities such as Delhi University (DU), Jawahar Lal Nehru University (JNU), Jamia Milia Islamia University and Aligarh Muslim University among others.
Our strengths are in the fields of media and culture studies, politics and current affairs, literature, history and anthropology, administration, governance and management.
Our aim is to inspire readers to learn and better comprehend their country and world, while meeting the changing needs of educators and students with an expanded range of reference titles and edited volumes.
The evening ended with a Hindustani classical vocal recital by Dr Sarita Pathak Yajurvedi, Assistant professor, at Bharati College, University of Delhi and a professional vocalist for 22 years. She has regularly featured on radio and TV, and has several DVDs and CDs to her name