Thursday, December 26, 2013

Book Launch - Tipu Sultan The Tyrant of Mysore by Sandeep Balakrishna - Rare Publications Ltd. - 28 Dec 2013


An initiative under the aegis of
Centre for Educational and Social Studies (CESS) organizes

Bangalore Launch of Sandeep Balakrishnan's book

Tipu Sultan - The Tyrant of Mysore

Chief Guests for this event will be

Shri D H Shankaramurthy,
Chairman, State Legislative Council and Former Education Minister


Shri Chidananda Murthy,
Eminent Scholar and Historian

The event will be presided over by

Shri Krishna Bhatta,

Member of Legislative Council, Karnataka
and President, CESS

Date: 28 Dec 2013
Time: 3:45PM

(Please be on time as mark of respect to fellow attendees)

Venue: R V Teacher's College Building,
Jayanagar 2nd Block,

About Jijnasa:


The literal meaning of the word Jijnasa in Sanskrit is Inquiry. Jijnasa is a platform under the aegis of CESS, which is an effort to promote the quest for knowledge.
It is hard to obtain the company of the noble.
It is easy to obtain the company of the ignoble.
Pebbles are available in plenty; but it is hard to obtain the precious diamond.

India is not just a nation state but a civilization state. A civilization that prides itself for the spirit of inquiry, and is not based on a contrived belief system or historicity. A civilization that is firmly rooted in Dharma. A civilization that has much to offer and inspire the world.

However, our ignorance about ourselves is profound. It is therefore Jijnasa’s desire to invoke the spirit of inquiry, which can set people on the journey of self discovery. Its aim is to provoke and equip people to see things beyond the limited mainstream discourse on issues of national importance and seek solutions to contemporary issues facing the country.

It is important to understand ourselves before we can understand the issues around us. Enlightened individuals make for an assertive society, which has the womb to carry traditions along with modernity. Jijnasa’s attempt is to make fellow travelers discover the heterogeneity of the Indian traditions yet the cohesiveness that has stood us in good stead for several thousand years. At the core of Jijnasa, is the desire to build an innate ability to see the world from an exalted position, which is so essential for a country aspiring to play center stage in world affairs.

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