Dangerous Despatches

Dear All,

National Book Trust, India and Mumbai Press Club invite you to discussion on Dangerous Despatches, a novel by former bureaucrat Achala Moulik.

The author will be in conversation with:

Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, Editor, Economic and Political Weekly, and Sarosh Bana, Executive Editor, Business India.

This will be followed by a question-answer session and high tea.

Date April 28, 2017

Time: 6 pm

Venue: Press Club Conference Hall



Set against the backdrop of 20th Century’s conflicts in the contested lands of Afghanistan, Middle East, Iran and Bosnia, Dangerous Dispatches is a story of love, dream and betrayals. The events not only shape the destiny of the characters in the novel but also the fate of nations.

The hero is Shivan Khamboj, a student of LSE, who will later become an editor and a frontline reporter. He falls in love with Romona Chowdhury, the demure elder sister of the university siren, Vinita.

The novel is a result of thoughtful research of the archival documents of the historical facts beyond the knowledge of the general public. These allow the readers to understand deeper the origins and the consequences of the events that substantially influenced the global political situation in the late 20th century.

About Author

Achala Moulik is an Indian writer and former bureaucrat who served as Education Secretary to the Government of India, Director General of the Archaeological Survey of India from 1993 to 1994 and Additional Chief Secretary to the Government of Karnataka from January to June 2001 The author of the book is the former Secretary, Higher Education, MHRD. Ms Moulik has also written a number of books including Pushkin’s Last Poem published by NBT. She is recipient of Pushkin Medal and Sergey Yesenin Prize for promoting Russian literature.


Mumbai Press Club
Article posted on 25/04/2017

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