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Book changing nature of indian state launched in Kolkata by Gazala Yasmin

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By Gazala Yasmin, Edited By Samreen Tak, The India Observer, TIO: An invigorating discussion took place on Veteran Journalist and Academician Dr. Syed Ali Mujtaba’s book launch event at the Press Club Kolkata. I was honoured to both moderate the discussion as well as got the opportunity to speak on the Changing Media narratives vis-a-vis the book titled ‘Changing Nature of the Indian State’ which contains an exhaustive list of essays on the overall politics and changes undergone by the various institutions of the Indian state in the last decade.

Professor Gazala Yasmin

Book launch event was followed by a panel discussion among prominent journalists, professors and University chancellors. Event was indeed successful by the presence absolute dignitaries and stalwarts like Mr. Jawhar Sircar, former Culture Secretary of the Govt of India, Ex CEO Prasad Bharti and current Hon’ble Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) Professor Omprakash Mishra, Ex Vice Chancellor North Bengal University and Professor International Relations, Jadavpur University as well as the President of Press Club Calcutta and a very senior television journalist Mr. Snehasis Sur, Senior Journalist Mr. Uttam Sengupta. During this significant book launch event in honour of Syed Ali Mujtaba, spokespersons and well- known journalists also enlightened the audience with their critical comments on the current state of Indian Media.

Event could not have been successful without Saadia Azim who facilitated the event and the participation of students from Department of Journalism and Mass Communication Aliah University. Author at last expressed gratefulness towards Ashkas Law Chamber and Gazala Yasmin Professor and Head Aliah University Kolkata for being constant support and successful book launch event.

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