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PNIA 2018 Presentation Ceremony

PN_Awards 2018 Invitation


Tea & Snacks

(3:30pm - 04:00pm)

Panel Discussion

Truth and Morality: What's Publishing got to do with it

(04:00pm - 05:00pm)

In an era where morality and truth are being upended on a daily basis, the panel will discuss what is the engagement of the premier knowledge production industry, i.e., what is the publishing industry’s engagement with it? Is it important to have an ecosystem of honesty, integrity and accountability for an industry that is looked upon as one that makes books, the classic reservoirs of truth and morality?

Keynote Address

(05:00pm - 05:30pm)


Bilingual Historian, Writer, and Translator

Ravikant is a bilingual historian, writer, and translator. He read, researched, and taught modern Indian and world history in various colleges of Delhi University before joining the Centre’s Sarai programme at its inception in 2000. He is the author of Media ki Bhasha-leela, New Delhi, Vani Prakashan, 2016. His collaboratively edited books include include Translating Partition: Stories, Essays, Criticism with Tarun Saint (2001); Deewan e Sarai 01: Media Vimarsh: Hindi Janpad (2002), Deewan e Sarai 02: Shaharnama with Sanjay Sharma (2005); His collaborative filmography includes Andaz Production’s Kali Shalwar (2001), an adaptation of Saadat Hasan Manto’s eponymous story, and Jo Dooba So Paar (2011).

Ravikant’s doctoral work, ‘Words in Motion Pictures: A social History of Language of ‘Hindi’ Cinema’, navigated inter-media sites such as print, broadcasting, and web in an effort to offer creative connections between these media forms and their diverse publics. The Hinglish Project, in collaboration with SOAS, London, tries to make sense of contemporary bilingualism in North India. He also works for the Indian Languages programme at CSDS and its peer-reviewed journal Pratiman. His recently published essays can be found on the web at Academia.eduKafilaRachnakarGadyakoshJanaki Pul, and the Deewan mailing list, which he manages.

Award Presentation

(05:30pm - 06:30pm)

The Publishing Next Industry Awards were instituted in 2014 to reward the talent, initiative, entrepreneurial zeal and untiring efforts of publishers – big, small, independent – that create books. Now in its 5th year, the Awards are established under the aegis of the neutral platform of the Publishing Next conference, and seek to recognize the innovation and leadership of publishing professionals and others in the book trade.

The Publishing Next Industry Awards 2018 will be presented in ten categories.
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