Leadstart Publishing and Granth bookstore, Mumbai host the launch of three books by Raj Supe
Launching of books (Pilgrim Of The Sky, Big Bappa, Jai Jai Ram Krishna Hari) written by Raj Supe at Mumbai.
- (1888PressRelease) September 20, 2010 - Mumbai - Leadstart Publishing today launched three books authored by Raj Supe at a packed venue of Granth Bookstore in the Mumbai suburb. The guests of honour for the evening were acclaimed actors Kay Kay Menon and Makarand Deshpande along with Pundit Satyadev Dubey (playwright & screenplay writer). The evening was lit with reading excerpts from the three books by Bramha Prakash Gaur (Chief Commissioner Income Tax, Investigations, Mumbai ), Shiv Subramanyam (Screenplay writer and actor) and Trishla Patel (Actress).
Makarand Deshpande compeered the event and kept the audience entertained with his wit and one-liners. The venue was packed by supporters and followers of Raj Supe who kept replying to questions by Makarand and the audience intermittently. Each of the speakers shared their memories about their association with Raj and his various talents. Kay Kay Menon specially spoke for a while about his long association with Raj and their friendship spanning over two decades.
The event was marked by the launch of,' Celestial Books' the latest imprint from Leadstart Publishing which caters to the genres of Spirituality , Religion , Mythology and Astrology.
Also, present at the event were a host of other celebrities from the world of films, television, advertising and theatre like, Nivedita Bhattacharya, Pawan Malhotra, Rutvij Vaidya, Adrian Mendonza, Kutu Chatterjee etc. Leadstart Publishing's Chairman and CEO, Swarup Nanda and Executive Director ,Sunil Poolani also attended the function.
About the book : Pilgrim Of The Sky
The mystical East travels half-way round the Earth to meet the West and SKY is born. Following in the giant footsteps of Swami Vivekananda and Paramhamsa Yogananda, Kinkar Vitthal Ramanuja travels from India to the U.K. Accompanied by an intimate disciple and the greatest living Bauls, armed with spiritual literature and musical instruments, the band of disciples work to spread the gospel of Naam Avatara Sri Sitaramdas Omkarnath abroad. The diaspora come homing in to the Guru, and many human interest stories emerge as the Guru counsels them.
Extremely interesting narration by the diarist, Raj Supe, helps you enter spirituality from a down to earth plane. Gems of metaphysical truths, scattered casually by the Guru, are faithfully recorded in this memoir. He describes in fine detail a mystical experience of a higher level of initiation. We witness in the end the climactic event of the dawn of SKY (Siddha Kundalini Yoga), a land mark Yoga innovation. Anyone interested in religious thought or spirituality will find much of value in Pilgrim of the Sky. The book could be one of the greatest aids to a spiritual aspirant's life.
About the book : Big Bappa
Big Bappa is an extremely exciting fictional novella in which the author writes in first person, describing himself as an aspiring writer whose Muse has betrayed him; he transports us into the quaint locale of 'Pen', to discover from its past, real- life story with the hues of a myth... Vinayak Pandit, a complete rebel, an artist and mystic, sculpts Ganesha idols, depicting them in ways that are as unusual as they are radical.
His unconventional methods in the pursuit of a unique philosophy give a message that imprints on the heart indelibly. He reminds us of Van Gogh who was painter, deviant and messiah rolled into one. Through the story of this man, the author creates a fresh perspective for the reader to look at idol-worship. The life of Vinayak Pundit is lived in the pain of the pursuit of simple, lofty truth. To read his thrilling journey is like getting the blessing of Lord Ganesha
About the Book : Jai Jai Ram Krishna Hari
When was the last that you shed tears at the nobility and divinity of the human heart? Jai Jai Ram Krishna Hari is an English play overflowing with devotion and pristine beauty. It lifts your spirits and transports you to the ocean of divine bliss. The deftly wielded pen of the renowned saint- playwright, Sri Sri Sitaramdas Omkarnath, brings souls from the earthly and the divine plane together. As you read, an inner revolution starts on its own. Here is a moving account of lives of Nivruttinath, Jnaneshwara, Naamdev Jana, Gora Kumbhar and Chokhamela, all much- adored saints and prime movers of the Bhakti Movement in Maharashtra. Some are outcasts from the Brahminical fold and some risen from the class of menials.
There is Gorakhanath, Adinath and other divinities discussing concerns for spiritual upliftment. It is a miraculous circle of devotees! Jai Jai Ram Krishna Hari is a tale of Bhakti Movement of Maharashtra extolling the egalitarian practice of the chanting of Naam (name of God) put side by side with the rather elitist spiritual practice of Naadansandhan (the search and invoking of Naad, the divine sound within each soul). A play that is a lobour of a love and divine compassion!
About the author:
Raj Supe, aka Kinkar Vishwashreyananda, is a poet, storyteller and a novelist. He is a seeker and a bhakta -- a follower, nay, an instrument of Sri Sitaramdas Omkarnath. His works include Three No Trumps (a novel, 1998), Sagarika Anusagarika - Echoes for Nine Rivers (poetry, 2001), Pilgrim of the Sky (spiritual memoir, 2010) and translations of religious texts such as Cloudburst of Thousand Suns and Jai Jai Ram Krishna Hari. His writings convey the passionate intensity of a seeker, the sincerity of one who hopes to bring about an ideal mix of traditional mythic imagery and the urgencies of post-modern life. In the words of a leading poet,'he has the anonymity of the saint-poet on the one hand and the self- expression of the modern writer on the other.'
About Granth Bookstore:
Granth Bookstore is one of the biggest bookstores in the Mumbai Suburbs. It has an impressive collection of over 20,000 titles. The business has been existing for the last 15 years. It has an enviable reputation in the Book industry.
For more information log on to: www.granth.com
About Leadstart Publishing:
Leadstart Publishing is India's leading Book Publisher which houses writers across the globe .Leadstart Publishing is also India's largest book distributor with presence in over 65 cities in India. The company has won several national and international accolades for its work globally. The company was recognized as "India's fastest growing independent book publishing company" by THE WEEK magazine; The company is headquartered in Mumbai and operates round the world with global partners.
For more information log on to: www.leadstartcorp.com
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