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Washington: A documentary based on Pulitzer Prize winner and Indian American doctor Siddhartha Mukherjee’s book on cancer has been nominated for an Emmy Award that recognizes excellence in the television industry.

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Produced and co-written by US filmmaker Ken Burns, the documentary titled “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” is a six-hour series for American TV channel PBS and is based on Mukherjee’s book “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer”, Emmy’s official website stated.

The documentary tells the complete story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the gleaming laboratories of modern research institutions.

It interweaves a sweeping historical narrative; with intimate stories about contemporary patients; and an investigation into the latest scientific breakthroughs that may have brought us, at long last, to the brink of lasting cures, the Emmy website further read.

In 2010, Simon & Schuster published Mukherjee’s book, detailing the evolution of diagnosis and treatment of human cancers from ancient times.

The Oprah magazine listed it in among “Top 10 Books of 2010”. The book was also listed in “The 10 Best Books of 2010” by The New York Times and the “Top 10 Nonfiction Books” by Time.

In 2011, the book was nominated as a “National Book Critics’ Circle Award” finalist. In the same year, it won the annual Pulitzer Prize in the “General Non-fiction” category.

The Pulitzer citation called it “an elegant inquiry, at once clinical and personal, into the long history of an insidious disease that, despite treatment breakthroughs, still bedevils medical science”.

Mukherjee is currently working as an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and staff physician at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City.

He has been the Plummer Visiting Professor at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, the Joseph Garland lecturer at the Massachusetts Medical Society and an honorary visiting professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

The New York-based oncologist was recently felicitated with the Padma Shri – the Indian government’s fourth highest civilian award.

(IANS)

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Documentary on “Great Minds on India” Launched

When these celebrities will receive this unparalleled booklet they will themselves start speaking in the public forum about our so-far suppressed truths about INDIA as incorporated in Salil Gewali’s work

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A short documentary on a research-based book entitled “Great Minds on India” by Salil Gewali, has recently been launched by a Mumbai-based media house — Manthanhub. This documentary in Hindi will again be rendered into English and other regional languages of India. The research-based book by Gewali is translated into eleven languages and the forward of the book is written by a world-acclaimed NASA chief scientist – Dr. Kamlesh Lulla of Houston, USA. The book has won the appreciation of many eminent scholars from across the world. The book is held as being one of its kind to showcase for the first time how the ancient wisdom of India inspired the thinkers, scientists and writers from the western world. During his research, Mr. Gewali had experienced many ups and downs and monetary hardship which he has emotionally described in his article in the book “My Discovery of India”. The first edition of the book was published in Xerox format in 1998; and when the print edition was out in 2009, the book immediately attracted the attention of many scholars, and consequently,  the then Governor of Meghalaya – RS Mooshahary personally consented to formally launch this landmark book.  The title has also been recognized and officially launched by the Government of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh.

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One scholar from Meerut says, “This landmark book, as said by many scholars, is a Bhramastra to fight the evil of pseudo-secularism and anti-nation forces plaguing the country now! Firstly, this book should be gifted by Shri Narendra Modi-ji to all the top celebrities and diplomats – like Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar, Rajni Kant, Manjul Bhargav, Laxmi Mittal, Mukesh Ambani, Anil Ambani, Lata Mangeshkar, Navjot Singh Siddhu,…. When these celebrities will receive this unparalleled booklet they will themselves start speaking in the public forum about our so-far suppressed truths about INDIA as incorporated in Salil Gewali’s work. This finally will only and exclusively benefit the nation and our so-far misinterpreted and denigrated culture and its associated literature.  Nobody can refute the words and opinions spoken by the world-renowned intellectuals like TS Eliot, Ralph Emerson, Voltaire, Goethe, Hegel, Herder, Schiller, Albert Einstein, Mark Twain, Carl Jung.”

The researcher Shri Salil Gewali lives in Shillong, Meghalaya, who regularly writes inspiring articles in order to create awareness about the ancient wisdom of India and its contribution to the world in the development of the modern science, mathematics, linguistics, metallurgy, psychology, and other areas of studies.

Documentary may be viewed at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gsw-4Ls5y88