Apr 22 , 2017
'Meet the Author', an event conducted by Bibliothek, the Chennai book reading club of the IIT Alumni Center, on Saturday, the 22nd of April, was a huge success. This event featuring Dr. V. R. Anil Kumar, author of the book 'Anveshana,' was hosted and sponsored by the IIT Alumni Center.
This annual mid-April event at the Center is to mark the Bibliothek anniversary, which was founded in 2010. During the much-enjoyed informal High Tea, the author and his guests, members of the Center, and Bibliothek members mingled and discovered common interests.
The formal event started with an introduction of Bibliothek, and the author by IIT Alumni Center member P. Ramnath, followed by Mr. Anil Kumar who spoke about his life journey, his career transformation from that of an Engineer to student of Vedanta, and finally to that of a writer.
Next on the agenda was the session, "In Conversation With the Author." Dr. Sukumari Polavaram, founder-member of the Bibliothek reading club, introduced the anchor who quizzed Mr. Anil Kumar about his book and the literary aspects of writing - Dr. C. Jayanthi, Bibliothek member and former journalist, currently teaching at Loyola College.
The "Q&A" segment thrown open to the public, was the highlight of the event, where the participants challenged the writer on some really controversial themes in the book, and very quickly the atmosphere became electric.
Finally, the event ended with a Book Signing and Sale, with the author chatting informally with the readers.