After a personal visit and considerable amount of research, the author has tried to give the readers a glimpse of the ancient civilization of Misr and of her monuments, and of her legacy to the world. The book contains information about modern Egypt as well. The country has a strong and effective government, a flourishing economy, and a voice that is heard with respect in the contemporary world. The author pleads for greater interaction between Egypt and India at the governmental as well as the popular level. The book will be useful for Indians planning a visit to the Land of the Pharaohs.
Biswa Ranjan Basu was born in Calcutta in 1938. After obtaining Masterâ€™s degree in Economics from Calcutta University and a short spell of teaching, he joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1961. He served in the north-eastern states of Manipur and Tripura for a decade as also in Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Delhi and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. He served under the Ministries of Home, Commerce, Textiles, etc., of the Government of India for a decade and a half. After retirement, he took up two more assignments, as Chairman of Manipur Finance Commission and Chairman of Manipur Public Service Commissioin. He has traveled widely within the country and abroad.