My Land & its People by Raghu Rai
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This is a magnificently illustrated and evocative collection of photographs from one of the world’s finest photojournalists. Raghu Rai is regarded by peers and critics alike as one of the world’s finest photographers and photojournalists.
Raghu Rai is one of those few photographers who never left India, and in his four decades of work, has captured almost all milestones of the young democracy.
Apart from being a photographer who has captured so many moments and people, Raghu Rai is also an avid book producer. He has such a wealth of pictures, that he puts together those that create the story he wants to tell. And once his book is complete, he shows it to publishers who he thinks might be interested, and gets the book published.
“My Land and Its People” is a stunningly illustrated volume that brings together a collection of Rai’s work that captures India.
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Artika Aurora Bakshi
Artika Aurora Bakshi is the author of three well-acclaimed children’s books,My Little Sikh Handbook, My Little Sikh Handbook 2: Ardas, My Little Sikh Handbook: Travel Journal, and an anthology of stories, Hold On To Me. Her first story, set in Amritsar, during the pre-Partition period, All She Had Left, was published on Story Mirror.
She co-manages thegoodbookcorner.com, a manuscript help and book review site. Her passion for reading has led her to helping other writers with their manuscripts.
She comes from a family of lawyers and has a master’s degree in International Banking & Finance.
Currently based in Sri Lanka, she teaches Commerce and History on a part-time basis at an international school and enjoys being part of the literary scene in Sri Lanka. A regular at the Galle Literary Festival and other literary events in Sri Lanka, Artika’s articles and book reviews have featured in the Daily Mirror, Daily News, The Ceylon Chronicle, and various blogs, such as, talkingcranes.com, sikhchic.com, sikhnet.com.
She was actively involved with SAARC Women’s Association of Sri Lanka and was President of the Association in 2016.
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Artika is also working on her fourth children’s book in the My Little Sikh Handbook series and a second anthology of stories for adults.
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