Kirron Kher releases book on campus life authored by PU don

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Aug 25, 2014 11:31 IST

Member of Parliament (MP) Kirron Kher morning launched a book "Amaltas Avenue", a campus novel written by Panjab University professor Manju Jaidka, on Sunday. The book was launched at the Golden Jubilee Hall of Panjab University.

This is Jaidka's third novel and her fifth publication in creative writing. She has also authored about a dozen academic books in her forty-year long career as a university teacher

A number of teachers and scholars from the university, also attended the programme.

The book attempts to put together a slice of campus life: episodes that take place in a short span of three days of a very hot summer and deals with issues seen on most campuses in, including student indiscipline, ragging, manipulation of posts, academic frauds, and power games. Jaidka is also chairperson of the Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi.

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