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Former IPS officer Rajbir Deswal Unveiled his 22nd book Titled 'Jind Anta- Stories of Sixties'

  • 25 Jul 2023
  • 3 min read

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On July 22, 2023, D.S. Dhesi, Chief Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister of Haryana, released a book titled 'Jind Anta-Stories of the Sixties' written by Rajbir Deswal, IPS (Retd. Additional Director General of Police) in a program organized at Police Officers' Mess, Moginand, Panchkula.

Key Points:

  • It is known that this is the 22nd book written by Rajbir Deswal in the last few years.
  • On this occasion, the Chief Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister described the book 'Jind Anta-Stories of the Sixties' as important and said that it shows the history of Jind city culturally and socially. This book will also inform the readers about 'Jind - a City that sleeps peacefully'.
  • An ex-policeman, writer, singer, musician, photographer and lawyer, Rajbir Deswal is a multi-talented man of rare exuberance. The former Additional Director General of Police is also working on another book 'Tea Bags'.
  • The present book 'Jind-Anta: Stories of the Sixties' is a reminiscence of the author's childhood spent in the village and the small town of Jind. Although it is a short bio-autobiographical sketch, the document talks more about the prevailing cultural, social, family, environment or ideology of the past.
  • The book documents the practices, traditions, customs, styles of dress, entertainment, and other aspects of a simple lifestyle that are considered simple and commonplace.
  • It has two parts: the first part deals with the atmosphere prevailing in a village called Anta and the second part deals with the experiences of a boy growing up like David Copperfield, who is everyone's favorite in that mofussil town.
  • The tag lines describe the mofussil city of Jind - 'A city that used to sleep peacefully' and the tagline - 'The moon sometimes rests here', which describes the pristine and wild surroundings in the countryside of village Anta.
  • This is Rajbir Deswal's 22nd book, which includes eight books on poetry in three languages - Hindi, English and Urdu. Rajbir Deswal's stories are read many times by readers and he practices in Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh after retirement from Indian Police Service.

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