Thursday, June 12, 2008

PLF Publications

Dharmanirapekshatheya drushtikonagalu (secular perspectives), a compilation of articles written by Alternative Livelihood award winner and scholar Dr Asghar Ali Engineer: This book of articles in Kannada was published in April 2004. The translators are Ms. Usha Baburaj, Ms. Seema Braganza and Mr. Siraj Ahmed. Dr Engineer has dealt with varied secular issues such as role of religion, historical analysis of Hindu-Muslim enmity, personal law, textbooks and communalism, pluralism, media and minorities, educational backwardness of Muslims, Islam and secularism. The cover page was designed by Mr Rafeek Uppinangadi, creative artist and writer, who passed away in 2006. PLF has devoted the book to the victims of communal enmity in India. Publisher: People’s Legal Forum, Mysore and Centre for Study of Society and Secularism (CSSS), Mumbai. Copies are available with PLF. Price: Rs.30.

Payana (the journey): First anniversary souvenir of PLF, published in December 2004. It is a bilingual publication wherein you will find interesting articles on human rights in English and Kannada by known writers and activists. The panel of writers included Prof. Ravivarma Kumar, senior advocate and activist based at Bangalore, Mr. D. S. Nagabhushana, Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer, Dr.Dharanidevi Malagati, Ms. Kathyayini Chamaraj, Mr Moodnakudu Chinnaswami, Mr Ashok Mathews Philip and Dr.M.S.Veda. Copies are available with PLF. Price: Rs.20.

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