Reliance Time Out And Leadstart Publishing Present The Launch Of 'Tiger By The Tale' By Lakshmi Prativadi

Top Quote Reliance Time Out and Leadstart Publishing host the launch of the book 'Tiger by the Tale', Lakshmi Prativadi's debut novel. Novel to be released by the hands of Kavita Krishnamurthy, leading Playback Singer. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) June 16, 2011 - About The Book

    Four shots rang out in the silent darkness - one, two, three… and four. Four lives are taken in a moment. This is witnessed by three children: fifteen-year-old Ram and his two younger siblings. They see their parents, grandfather and brother Gaurav die in front of them.
    Ram also sees the face of the killer in the darkness; he sees the eyes - bloodshot red, eyes that he will never forget. Ram then learns that the killer is a British police officer.
    The deaths leave the three children homeless and orphaned until they are rescued by Ravi, Gaurav's best friend.
    It was the British rule in India. The Freedom Movement was strong. Indians were willing to die for their country's freedom; freedom from the British. Will Ram take revenge? Will he succeed? A saga of a broken family and the journey of a patriotic teenager…

    About The Author

    Born in 1993 in Bangalore, and currently a senior in a high school in Temecula, California, Lakshmi Prathivadi scripted this story that is set in pre-colonial India. The story draws from her childhood experiences in India, before moving to the US when she was eight. By applying modern writing techniques and style to a more traditional storyline, the book draws from various historical sources to portray a society bound by colonial chains. She first developed her zeal for writing in fourth grade, when she wrote short stories that were later published in the school publication. In middle school, she began to read a variety of books that inspired her to write her own book. In high school, she finally decided to script a story that related to her own background after she visited India in 2009. Expecting only a relaxing and fun-filled vacation, she instead found herself enthralled by the extent of Indian history. This book captures the essence of India in the 1930s when the country was embroiled in political upheaval and the social struggle for independence, which is revealed through the eyes of the protagonist Ram Sarvarkar. Lakshmi can be contacted at lakshmi_prathivadi22 ( @ ) hotmail dot com

    About the Chief Guest

    Kavita Krishnamurthy is one of the most famous Indian film playback singers. She is classically trained and has sung a wide range of classical-based songs. In her career, she has worked with a variety of music composers, including R.D.Burman and A.R.Rahman. She is also the recipient of four Filmfare Best Female Playback Awards, including 3 consecutive awards in the period 1994-1996 and the Padmashri which she received in 2006..

    In 1971, when she was still a child, she sang her first film song which happened to be a Bengali duet with renowned playback singer Ms. Lata Mangeshkar that was conducted by the music director Hemant Kumar. Kavita moved to Bombay with her aunt to try her luck as a playback singer. She has attended the St. Xavier's College in Bombay and acquired a degree in Economics.

    The music director and singer Manna Dey spotted her talent and employed her to sing ad jingles. Her aunt introduced her to Mrs. Jaya Chakravarthy, the late. mother of actress Hema Malini who later took the initiative of meeting Laxmikant (of the Laxmikant-Pyarelal) fame in late 1976.

    Impressed by Kavitha's skills, Laxmikant offered her work as a dubbing artiste cutting demos of songs intended for playback singers like Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle. In the 1980s "Kaahe Ko Byaahi" was the first song that was featured in a film using her own voice. In 1985, she landed her with her first major hit, "Tumse Milkar Na Jaane Kyon". In her struggle phase, Laxmikant-Pyarelal backed her so strongly that she was labelled as someone from the Lakshmikant-Pyarelal camp. After the success of "Tumse Milkar Na Jaane Kyon", it opened up opportunities for her outside the Laxmikant-Pyarelal camp, with which she had faithfully worked up to that point.

    In 1994, when R D Burman staged a mind-blowing comeback with 1942: A Love Story, he selected Kavitha to sing for him. The music went on to be a superhit, unfortunately, Panchamda passed away. She went on to become one of the most popular female playback singers after Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle. During the 1990s, she worked with some of the best music directors of India including Anu Malik, Jatin-Lalit, Nadeem-Shravan, Ismail Darbar, A R Rahman.

    About the Publishers:

    Leadstart Publishing is a leading publishing house from India. It is both creative and progressive in its vision and publishing focii. The Leadstart Lists feature distinguished authors and writing from across the globe. Today, Leadstart Publishing has 10 brands and publishes over 200 titles a year, with imprints and products in all major book categories.
    Leadstart is also India's largest book distribution network, with a retail distribution spread of over 100 cities, almost four times the size of its closest competitor. Leadstart Publishing has been termed 'the fastest-growing book publishing company in India today,' by The Week magazine.
    Our authors, editorial teams, and books, have won accolades and critical praise for their work at both national and international levels. Several of the Leadstart authors have won major literary prizes, from the Man Asia Literary Award, Vodafone Crossword Awards, Sahitya Akademi Award, to State literary awards and the Jnanpith Award.

    Beyond conventional publishing, Leadstart also runs a literary agency to foster fresh talent and provide an avenue for writers to garner value for their creative work. Leadstart Publishing is a preferred content vendor for several production houses which use content created by its authors, for filming.
    The company's portfolio covers a wide range of genres: Fiction, Non-fiction, Children, Business, Management, Finance, World Affairs, Politics, History, Self-Help & Empowerment, Health & Fitness, Spirituality & Religion, Philosophy, Cookery, Reference, Biography, Travel, Poetry, Activities, Hobbies, Crafts & Sports.
    Leadstart has offices in India and the US and operates around the world in association with global partners."

    About Reliance Time Out:

    Reliance TimeOut, is a one-stop destination for books, music and stationery enthusiasts, a specialty format of Reliance Retail. It offers a huge range of choice with over 24,000 titles and magazines, over 15,000 music and movie titles, more than 4,000 Stationery items and a wide range of gifts and toys.

    Attend the Book Launch: Venue: Reliance Time Out,#74, 3rd floor, Cunningham Road, Bangalore,Phone:080 4128 6280

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