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Reporting India

Reporting India

My Seventy-year Journey as a Journalist

Prem Prakash
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Reporting India is a fascinating account of the life and times of Prem Prakash, a pioneer in the field of Indian journalism. Over the course of his long and illustrious career as a photographer, film cameraman and columnist, Prakash covered major events, both in India and abroad, bearing witness to natural calamities, wars, military coups and insurgencies.

The book celebrates Prakash’s unparalleled body of work, providing a detailed account of his personal and professional life, along with his reminiscences of the most impactful stories that he covered-from the 1962 Indo-China war to the
1965 and 1971 wars against Pakistan; from the Emergency to the assassination of Indira Gandhi; from Lal Bahadur Shastri’s fateful Tashkent journey to the liberation of Bangladesh; from Jawaharlal Nehru’s demise to Narendra Modi’s rise. An intriguing read, Reporting India brings to life some of the defining moments in Indian history.

Imprint: Ebury Press

Published: Nov/2020

ISBN: 9780670093984

Length : 264 Pages

MRP : ₹699.00

Reporting India

My Seventy-year Journey as a Journalist

Prem Prakash

Reporting India is a fascinating account of the life and times of Prem Prakash, a pioneer in the field of Indian journalism. Over the course of his long and illustrious career as a photographer, film cameraman and columnist, Prakash covered major events, both in India and abroad, bearing witness to natural calamities, wars, military coups and insurgencies.

The book celebrates Prakash’s unparalleled body of work, providing a detailed account of his personal and professional life, along with his reminiscences of the most impactful stories that he covered-from the 1962 Indo-China war to the
1965 and 1971 wars against Pakistan; from the Emergency to the assassination of Indira Gandhi; from Lal Bahadur Shastri’s fateful Tashkent journey to the liberation of Bangladesh; from Jawaharlal Nehru’s demise to Narendra Modi’s rise. An intriguing read, Reporting India brings to life some of the defining moments in Indian history.

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Prem Prakash

PREM PRAKASH, a veteran Indian journalist, has
reported on major events in the Indian subcontinent
from the '50s to the turn of the century. He has
worked with foreign broadcasters-like Gaumont
Actualités in France, Deutsche Wochenschau in
Germany and Warner-Pathé News in the US-who
were the pioneers of their time. In 1957, he was part of a group that launched the news agency Visnews in London.

He has covered some of the most important
stories of post-Independence India, including the
1962 Indo-China war. He was at the forefront of
war coverage during the 1965 war against Pakistan,
climbing Haji Pir with the Indian Army and covering
the tank battle in the Sialkot sector, conducted by
General Rajinder Singh 'Sparrow' himself.

Prakash has interacted with every prime minister
of India and interviewed many of them on camera.
He is currently the chairman of ANI, India's premier
multimedia news agency, which he helped set up.

Prem Prakash watched history unfold, time and again

Having worked as a journalist for several years, Prem Prakash was witness to the turning tides of history. Read an excerpt from the account of his outstanding career and the historic moments he was a part of:   The twelfth of June 1975 was like any other summer day in Delhi— hot and humid with […]