Mangaluru, Aug 15, 2015 : On the eve of the 69th Indian Independence Day, a cross section of the intelligentsia of Mangaluru gathered to applause the ceremonious release of the lonf awaited third book ’slaves of Sultans’ by well known author Alan Machado Prabhu.
The century old CASK - Catholic Association of South Kanara organised a special evening to celebrate the Independence of India at the ’Avila Block’ of St.Agnes College a premier institution of Mangaluru on August 14. Rev. Cedrick Prakash SJ delivered the key note talk on ’Human rights’ giving an insight into current trend and responses. Dr.Olinda Pereira well known personality and social activist unwrapped the book and was felicitated on her 90 th Birthday. A high light was the distribution of CASK scholarships to students on this platform.
Author Alan Machado Prabhu speaking briefly about his deeply researched book said that most answers from history come from reading, thinking and observing with open minds.... factual, social food for thought. Unfortunately many of the present generation reads little. And in present times answers are the vital need. Many sections of society are facing ignominy as they are misunderstood by others and often by them selves too. There is a need to seek answers and this book could provide much that needs to be known through generations.
Introducing the author Dr.Willam Da Costa, a history scholar who has been a great support to author Alan in bring out the book and who was also helpful with his last book, ’Shades within Shadows’ mentioned that this book ’Slaves of Sultans’ is ’Extremely rich, extremely enlightening and critical’ it is worth reading and considering that Alan’s real profession is engineering a hard one the book contests are soft and palatable to the extreme. Comparing the many books on this subject in the last 150 years, this book will prove to be very different as day from night. It will prove a game changer for many who are westernized and forget and feel small about their real roots. It’s a wake up call that will penetrate deep and true.
CASK President Capt.J P Menezes, Secretary Mario Saldanha, Past President Dr.Derek Lobo, many prominent citizens, a host of youth and well wishers were present.
A wide perception that this is a must read book is expressed by many. The book is 400 pages plus with a dark and gold cover which is unique. For Information and copies of ’Slaves of Sultans’ and ’Shades within Shadows’ : Contact: atcbooks.in, +91-80-25487444; Contact the author : firstname.lastname@example.org