Overview for My Life with Kotnis
My life with Kotnis is a befitting tribute to Dr. D.S. Kotnis on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the victory in the War of Resistance Against Japan. The book takes us back into history when both the people of India and China rendered support and sympathy to each other in their common struggle against imperialism and oppression. Apart from recollecting her first encounter with Kotnis, her marriage, the birth of their child and later the sad demise of Kotnis and her son, Guo Qinglan further tells us about a simple nationalist turning into a staunch crusader against imperialism, an internationalist and a great friend of the Chinese people. The book is also a befitting tribute to the people of India and China in the Year of India-China Friendship. It is our hope that in the new international scenario when both India and China are moving towards a strategic cooperative partnership, these two nations would resurrect their centuries old sentiments with a new zeal, exploit their potential and embark on the road of economic cooperation, development, peace and good friendly relations.
B.R. Deepak (Translator)
B.R. Deepak is working as an Associate Professor of Chinese at the Centre of Chinese and Southeast Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. He is recipient of many scholarships and awards including the prestigious Nehru Fellowship and India-China Cultural Exchange Fellowship for his doctoral and advanced studies in the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Peking University, Beijing, respectively. Dr. Deepak has received his MBA from the Lancaster University Management School, UK, and Ph.D. ion Chinese history and language from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. India and china 1904-2004: A Century of Peace and Conflict is the product of his postdoctoral studies (2002-2003) at the Scottish Centre for Chinese Studies in the University of Edinburgh, UK. He is the author of India-China Relations in first half of the Twentieth Century (2001), Zhongguo wenxueshi gaiyao jiqi daibiaozuo shanxi (Concise History of Chinese Literature with Selected Lliteraray Texts) (2001), Chinese-Hindi Dictionary (2003) and co-author of Sanyukt Rashtra Bhasha Kosh (United Nations Languages Dictionary) (2002), as well as other works on India-China relations. The author has been a guest lecturer in the University of Free Berlin and University of Bremen in Germany, and has taught Chinese language, literature and civilization in the University of Edinburgh, UK.