Overview for Penguin India Yearbook 2001
After the huge success of the Millennium Yearbook last year, Penguin India is proud to present a new and improved Yearbook for 2001. Designed in Green and gold, with the inside pages designed pleasingly in shades of green, the Yearbook is the best available in the Indian market. Every diary page of this year's Yearbook features a memorable cartoon by R.K. Laxman, India's favourite cartoonist. Also on each page is a dated factoid relating to events in Indian history. In addition, the Yearbook contains a great deal of useful information like a three-year calendar, a two-year planner, list of holidays, personal financial planner, conversion tables, city and state profiles, STD/ISD codes and so on. Made from the finest imported material and designed for use throughout the year, The Penguin India Yearbook 2001 will be a handy companion for executives and professionals on every day of the coming year.
R.K. Laxman (Author)
Rasipuram Krishnaswamy Laxman was born and educated in Mysore. Soon after he graduated from the University of Mysore, he began cartooning for the Free Press Journal, a newspaper in Bombay. Six months later he joined the Times of India as staff cartoonist, a newspaper he has been with for over fifty years. He has written and published numerous short stories, essays and travel articles, some of which are collected here. He has also written three works of fiction, The Hotel Riviera, The Messenger and Servants of India, all published by Penguin Books. Penguin has also published several collections of Laxmanâ€™s cartoons in the series The Best of Laxman and Laugh with Laxman. The Tunnel of Time, Laxmanâ€™s autobiography, is available from Penguin as well. R.K. Laxman was awarded the prestigious Padma Bhushan by the Government of India. The University of Marathwada conferred an honorary Doctor of Literature degree on him. He has won many awards for his cartoons, including Asiaâ€™s top journalism award, the Ramon Magsaysay Award, in 1984.