The Book “Evolution of Parliamentarism in Post-Soviet Russia” authored by Prof. Arun Mohanty eminent Indian Scholar on Russian History and Director of the Eurasian Foundation, JNU, was released at a solemn function at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) on February 25. Through the book, the author explodes the wrong notion of Western countries that democracy is not possible in Russia.
Presided over by Prof. Ramadhikari Kumar, Former Rector of Jawaharlal Nehru University, President of Indian Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature, the function was attended by an elite gathering.
Complementing Prof. Mohanty on his painstaking efforts in bringing out a remarkable work on the post-Soviet Russia, Mr. Sergey Karmalito, Senior Counsellor, Embassy of the Russian Federation in India, said that the book will substantially help researchers and students of political history. He lauded the erudition and comprehension of the author in taking up such a challenging job.
Earlier, in her welcome address, Ms. Yelena S. Shtapkina, Deputy Director (Culture and Information), RCSC, underlined the ardent interest consistently taken by Prof. Arun Mohanty for a considerably long time in the history and political evolution of Russia. She added that his scholarly works have always enlightened and supplemented the knowledge of the readers on Russia in a broader perspective. She hailed the signal contributions made by Prof. Mohanty to the consolidation of Russian-Indian cultural ties.
Citing the essential content of the book by Prof. Arun Mohanty, Major Dalbir Singh, Secretary, All-Indian Congress Committee, noted that the author did a commendable job in bringing out the essence of parliamentary democracy in effect in Russia. The author has succeeded in making an in-depth analysis of the political system in that country, he said.
Congratulating Prof. Mohanty on his well-accomplished work of excellence on the evolution of parliamentarism in post-Soviet Russia, Mr. Amarenda Khatua, Joint Secretary (PV), CPV Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India, hoped that the readers, particularly the students of politics and history, will be greatly benefited by the valuable contents of the book.
In his presidential remarks, Prof. R. Kumar described Prof. Mohanty as a dynamic personality and prominent scholar who through persistent studies and continuous research did some noteworthy work which would serve as a stepping stone to those who seriously wanted to understand the real state of affairs in the parliamentary democratic system in Russia. He wished the author all success in his career as an established author.
Prof. Mohanty shared his impressions and experience in the writing of his book.