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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Jayalalithaa Biography Released

The biography of former Tamilnadu CM Jayalalithaa, entitled as ‘Ammu to Amma; The Life and Times of Jayalalithaa’ is released. The book was written by Jafar Sadik, a youngest author hailing from Kerala. The author describes the different shades and the tempestuous life story of the iron lady of South Indian politics.

Jayalalithaa was the most celebrated and prominent heroine of Tamil, Telugu and Kannada movies during 60s and 70s. She received praise for her versatility as an actor, dancer and singer and she earned the sobriquet of “The Queen of Indian Cinema”. Though she had entered the movie field reluctantly, upon the urging of her mother to support the family, Jayalalithaa worked prolifically. She appeared in 135 films between 1961 and 1980 and she joined politics in 1982, her political rise was rapid; within a few years she became AIADMK propaganda secretary and was elected to the Rajya Sabha, and became the youngest and the first woman chief minister of Tamilnadu.

The book which has divided into two parts as ‘ammu’ and ‘amma’, describes the story of Jayalalithaa from her birth to death. Her childhood name was ammu; when she entered into politics and became the popular leader she was fondly revered as ‘amma’. Her life was full of retaliations, challenges, feuds and of the unexpected successes too.  The book depicts the tempestuous life through the volume of 300 hundred pages.

It has been taken a year to complete the work of the book. Author has met hundreds of persons related with ‘amma’ and visited many places where her traces rest to collect the facts. The main sources of the details were the print media archives of different newspapers and his journalism friends. He went through myriads of reports had been brought out by the press between 1980s and 2016. The book has been available most of the online stores in India and US, UK, Spain, Italy, France, and Germany. The translations of the book in different languages including Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada will be released in April-May 2018. The book was published by the Delhi based publishing company, Educreation Publishing.

About the book:
Title: AMMU TO AMMA; The Life and Times of Jayalalithaa.
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1545712271
ISBN-13: 978-1545712276
Available at: googleplaystore, amazon, flipkart, bookscamel, infibeam, ingram, amazonekindle and popular physical book stores in India.
Publisher: Educreation Publishing, Delhi and Bilaspur.
Details:Ammu to Amma’ is a life story of Jayalalithaa, who was an Indian actor and politician who served six terms as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for over fourteen years between 1991 and 2016. She lived her whole life in limelight, however she was an enigmatic. The author describes the different shades and life story of Jayalalithaa on the present book.

About the author:
Author Jafar Sadik from resident of Kerla is an artist, documentarist and journalist. He writes in English and Malyalam alike and have published 10 books (5 in English and 5 in Malayalam), viz. You are Malala, The Omen, Dead Sea, Without Mask, Leyla and Majnun in English and Wayanattukaran Kadal Kanumbole, Origami, Swatinte Putri, Ethramel Njan Ninne Pranayichirunnennu, Aareyum Athirattu Snehikkaruthu. All these books are poetry collections. Jafar is post graduate in journalism, Bachelor of English Language and Literature from Calicut University and Bachelor of Library and Information Science from Madras University. He has made several documentaries and has conducted various several painting exhibitions.
Ph: 94 95 759 782.



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