The book release of the Malyalam edition of a book on India-UAE ties promises to be a mini parliamentary affair, going by the expected attendee list.
Kerala Chief Minister , Oommen Chandy on Jan 6, will release the book in Duabi. Union Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi, and Minister of State for External Affairs E Ahamed , Kerala Minister of Culture and Rural Development, K C Joseph, former Education Minister, M A Baby, UAE Amabssador to India Mohamed Sultan Al Owais are expected to be part of the guest list.
Titled , ‘India-UAE Souhrudhathinte Sahasrabdangal’, the book is penned by the President’s Press Secretary and former Consul General of India to UAE , Venu Rajamony.
The English edition of the Coffee table book ‘India and UAE: In celebration of a legendary friendship’ was launched in UAE in 2010.
The book is treasure trove of facts, figures and stories of the ancient, yet modern and dynamic ties that India and the UAE share, taking the reader on a journey through time, where glittering vistas of ancient and contemporary narratives and interviews, rare and present-day photographs and astonishing statistics are artistically juxtaposed to provide the reader with a fascinating and comprehensive glimpse of this strong and well-preserved association.
The book has also been commission for translation in Arabic by the National Centre for Documentation and Research, Ministry of Presidential Affairs, Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Arabic version of the book is due for release in early 2013.