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Two New Titles From Konark Publishers


Two New Titles From Konark Publishers

Making of a General – Lt Gen. (Dr) Konsam Himalay Singh

ISBN: 9788194201885

Size: 23.5cm X 15.5cm

Format: Royal HB

Page Count: 248

Genre: Memoirs

Price: £24.99

Pub. Month: Nov-2020

Making of a General is about the unique journey of a village boy from a small hamlet of Manipur and his ascendance to become the first Three Star General of the Indian Army from North East India. The book takes the reader through the myriad places traversed by the author during his eventful career in the army. The chapter on the Kargil War gives a vivid portrayal of happenings that bring out the deep sense of pride, honour and valour of the men he commanded. The book brings to light the intrinsic challenges faced by those holding superior command posts in one of the most formidable forces in the world.

LT GEN. (DR) KONSAM HIMALAY SINGH (Retd) PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, is the first Lieutenant General of the Indian Army from the North Eastern Region of India. He commanded his unit in Turtuk Sector and Siachen Glacier during the 1999 Kargil War and was awarded the Yudh Seva Medal for his role in the conflict. After serving nearly 40 years in the Indian Army, he went back to his home state Manipur to serve the people. He was the Chairman of the Manipur Public Service Commission.

Two New Titles From Konark Publishers

The Scientific Muslim – Mohammad Aslam Parvaiz

ISBN: 9788194201847

Size: 22.5cm X 15cm

Format: Royal PB

Page Count: 208

Genre: Religion & Science

Price: £19.99

Pub. Month: Oct-2020

The Scientific Muslim is an interesting work that aims to dispel negative perceptions and stereotypes regarding science and Islam. The author argues in the book that the Qur’an places immense emphasis on scientific knowledge and many of the misconceptions prevalent in society are due to the misinterpretation of the Qur’an. He urges readers to look to the Qu’ran for revelations about science. He has a scientific understanding of the Qur’an and attempts to understand the message of the holy book by deriving the meaning of words through their roots and usage at different places and contexts, the latter being described in the Qur’an as Tasreef-e-Aayat or diversification of verses. He has shown how the meanings of words were lost in translation.

Mohammad Aslam Parvaiz was the Vice-Chancellor of Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad. He has more than 35 years of experience in teaching, research and administration. He is a science communicator and has five books and more than 350 popular science write-ups to his credit.