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Published on Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 19:11

Ekti Jibon Anek Mukh
Launch of 'Ekti Jibon Anek Mukh' by Sudha Murty
Ekti Jibon Anek Mukh
Launch of 'Ekti Jibon Anek Mukh' by Sudha Murty
An honest book filled with homespun wisdom
Sudha Murty

Sudha Murty, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation and wife of N.R. Narayanmurthy of Infosys Technologies Ltd., was in Kolkata on September 8 to celebrate another milestone in her career, this time as a writer. Her book Wise and Otherwise was released in its Bengali translation Ekti Jiban Anek Mukh at Oxford Bookstore, Kolkata among select guests and the media. The book has already been translated into 10 languages.

Ekti Jiban Anek Mukh was released by Sudha Kaul, Executive Director, Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy. Anita Agnihotri, Director & CEO, Roopkala Kendro read selected pieces from the volume, which in a very simple and direct manner

Ekti Jibon Anek Mukh

resonate with the real difficulties, the working conditions and the aspirations of the underprivileged section of our society. The moderator for this illuminating and absorbing evening was Sujata Sen, Director, British Council.

Speaking at the launch, Mrs. Maina Bhagat, Events Consultant, Oxford Bookstore said,� Oxford Bookstore takes immense pleasure in welcoming Sudha Murty to Kolkata and to our bookstore. Her outstanding achievements as a highly successful business administrator are balanced with a very rare sense of social responsibility. As Chairperson of the Infosys Foundation, she has used her innate intelligence, strength of character, and the resources available to her, to make a great difference to those less fortunate. She is truly one of the most admired women

Sujata Sen, Sudha Murty, Anita Agnihotri & Sudha Kaul

in the country, and a role model for those who wish to make a difference. The book is a little gem, an will surely inspire readers in Kolkata�

Sudha Murty�s book deals with common day to day issues. The book is essentially a collection of newspaper columns - drawing upon her experiences as a teacher and social worker - which have been published in The New Sunday Express and othe dailies. It chronicles her observation of human nature, and the behaviour of a cross section of people she has come across during her work for the Infosys Foundation, which she had helped establish. The book portrays a wide variety of people - from high society to the hoi poloi, simple tribals to charlatans, anonymous donors to publicity hungry and credit grabbing politicians.