Book ‘Rise of a Barefoot Boy’ by Prof. J.A.K. Tareen released

 K.B. Ganapathy, Editor-in-Chief, Star of Mysore, released the book ‘Rise of a Barefoot Boy: An Autobiography’ by former Vice-Chancellor of Kashmir University Prof. J.A.K. Tareen in city this morning at the Rotary West auditorium. Seen are (from left) Dr. H.S. Shivanna, Prof. J.A.K. Tareen, K.B. Ganapathy and Prof. K.C. Belliappa.

Mysuru: Mysore Literary Association had organised a function at Rotary West auditorium in Saraswathipuram here this morning for the launch of the book ‘Rise of a Barefoot Boy: An Autobiography’ by former Vice-Chancellor of Kashmir University Prof. J.A.K. Tareen.

Releasing the book, Star of Mysore Editor-in-Chief K.B. Ganapathy said that the book bares the politics and manipulations among the faculty members in the University.

Prof. Tareen’s autobiography is also in a way a narrative of the scheming, pride and prejudice of the departmental heads and also some Vice-Chancellors.

He gives credit to Vice-Chancellor Dr. Y.P. Rudrappa who literally fought the communal and caste elements in the University and enabled Dr. Tareen to get the Professorship that he rightly deserved.

Vice-President of the Association Dr. H.S. Shivanna spoke about the book. He  lauded Prof. Tareen, a Mysurean, for his multi-faceted achievements in the field of Education as Head of the Geology Department in Manasagangotri and as the Vice-Chancellor of three Universities, including Kashmir.  He sought a standing ovation from the audience for Tareen’s accomplishments and the audience obliged with a loud round of applause.

Association President K.C. Belliappa welcomed the audience and proposed the vote of thanks.