‘Afternoons with an Author’ featuring author Hindol Sengupta and his book ‘Sing…
- January 29, 2023
- 3:00 PM
- Global Event
‘Afternoons with an Author’ featuring author Hindol Sengupta and his book ‘Sing, Dance and Pray: The Inspirational Story of Srila Prabhupada Founder-Acharya of ISKCON’.
Lead Discussant: Milee Ashwarya
Moderator: Dr Sanjeev Chopra, Historian, Policy Analyst, Columnist and Festival Director of Valley of Words.
Sing, Dance and Pray: The Inspirational Story of Srila Prabhupada Founder-Acharya of ISKCON, is an interesting biography of the founder of International Society for Krishna Consciousness ISKCON or the ‘Hare Krishna Movement’ A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada. Retracing the steps of Swami Srila Prabhupada who entered New York City on September 17, 1965, with a mission to introduce teachings of Vedic India to mainstream America, and to his passing away at the ripe old age of eighty-one on November 14, 1977 and beyond. The book is dedicated to the legend whose mission has grown into a worldwide confederation of over a hundred ashrams, temples and cultural centers and counting.
This unique book has received accolades from a wide range of authors, readers, critics and readers spanning generations.
The Lead discussant Milee Ashwarya is the Publisher of the Adult Publishing Group at Penguin Random House India. During her career, she has published a range of bestsellers across genres. An award-winning publisher, her focus has been on championing diverse voices, discovering talented debut writers, and building on the inclusive programme at Penguin Random House India. Milee started her career as a journalist and has worked with organizations such as Oxfam, UNIFEM and the BBC.