SRM University Hosts Its First Ever Book Launch

Gangtok, 18 Oct:

The Department of English, SRM University Sikkim, hosted an online launch on 16 October for Memory, Metaphor and Mysticism in Kalidasa's Abhijnanasakuntalam, a book edited by Associate Professor, Dr Namrata Chaturvedi in the department today. Vice Chancellor, Prof Ch Satish Kumar presided over the event—well attended by guests from India and abroad—as Chief Guest. As keynote speaker, Chairperson, Prof Dhananjay Singh, Centre for English Studies, JNU congratulated the editor of the book before delivering an illuminating lecture on various aspects of Kalidasa’s classic work. In his special address, Prof Kumar felicitated Dr Chaturvedi for her achievement and said that as the first book to be published at SRM University Sikkim, it would inspire many more books to come, and encourage research.