A. Prasanna Kumar

President
Centre for Policy Studies

Former Regional Director
NMF - Visakhapatnam Chapter

Former President
Visakha Music Academy

Former Rector & Retd. Professor
Andhra University

Books

Nuclear Genie

"The Genie Out of the Bottle"

Sri Ayyagari Ramamurti Birth Centenary Celebrations

"Founder-Managing Director Andhra Scientific Company Limited,
(Now BEL), MASULIPATNAM (1895-1995)"

Dialogue and Democracy (Series - I)

"India is neither 'shining' nor 'collapsing' as a democracy. There is however, cause for concern for a variety of reasons"

Dialogue and Democracy (Series - II)

"India is neither 'shining' nor 'collapsing' as a democracy. There is however, cause for concern for a variety of reasons"

Dialogue and Democracy (Series - III)

"India is neither 'shining' nor 'collapsing' as a democracy. There is however, cause for concern for a variety of reasons"

Dialogue and Democracy (Series - IV)

"India is neither 'shining' nor 'collapsing' as a democracy. There is however, cause for concern for a variety of reasons"

World Demographic Trends

"The power of population is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man"

Education, Development and Culture

"Education and culture for the development of society. It was John Kenneth Galbraith who wrote that a good society"

Footprints of Divinity

"“Generations to come it may be, will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth”

Andhra Pradesh a great synthesis

"If Indians would make steel, Britishers would eat it" said derisively the British manufacturers to Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata when he approached them a hundred and twenty years ago for help in setting up the steel industry in India."
This coffee-table book is compiled and edited by Prasanna Kumar for the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant which has earned national renown and several awards for its high quality production.

Telugu Jagati

"Telugu culture and language, with all its beauty and splendour, can take just pride in the contribution it has made for the growth and enrichment of Indian culture" This volume edited by Prasanna Kumar was released at the World Telugu Conference at Vizag in 2000.

Ramadas and Thyagaraja

"The English renditions of their compositions will go a long way in making their works familiar for today’s generation."

Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
President of India

"My wife and I will be happy to go through it. I shall write to you again after reading the book."

Dr. C. Rangarajan
Former Governor of Andhra Pradesh
Chairman, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister

"As a musician rendering compositions of both the great saints, I appreciate your thoughtful gesture of sending me a copy of your scholarly work."

Sangita Kalanidhi Smt R. Vedavalli

"This is a valuable contribution to our library"

Ms. Leela Samson
Chairperson Sangita Nataka Akademi




Dr. B.Pattabhi Sitaramayya A Political Study

"This book is not the familiar, dreary, doctoral thesis, but an informed and vital political biography of a leader whose career has been undeservedly neglected of late."

Sri N.S. Ramaswami
..THE SUNDAY STANDARD

"I have read your biography of Dr. Pattabhi with sustained interest, partly because of my interest in him and partly because of the objective way in which you have written it."

Sri M. Chalapathi Rau
..Editor National Herald

"Dr. Prasanna Kumar deserves all congratulations on having produced a concise and close-knit biography, which is not only reliable but eminently readable in its style."

Sri D. Anjaneyulu
..THE HINDU

"The author has marvelously brought out the assessment of the life and work of this stalwart national leader of eminence equal to Gandhiji, Nehru, Sardar Patel and Rajaji. The younger generation will be inspired by going through this book."

..The MYSORE ECONOMIC REVIEW

"The Andhra scholars also have a tendency to side with one or the other in their assessments. Not all scholars, though Dr. A. Prasanna Kumar, the author of ‘Dr. B. Pattabhi Sitaramayya-A Political Study’ is an exception … Complete with references, bibliography and index, Dr. Kumar’s assessment of Dr. Pattabhi, based on research of quality, is objectively sympathetic and perceptively critical…..Dr. Kumar clearly realises the responsibilities of a political biographer and rises to the occasion. The Pattabhi who emerges from Dr. Kumar’s study is a thoroughly endearing character."

Dr. A.S. Raman’s editorial review in SWARAJYA

P.V.NARASIMHA RAO YEARS OF POWER

"Mr. Narasimha Rao in State politics forms the theme of four chapters contributed by Prof. A. Prasanna Kumar. Being a leading political scientist he has taken a very objective view of the happenings in Andhra Pradesh over the years. His analysis of the politics of Andhra Pradesh preceded by a brief history of the State and its leaders is inspiring. Those who are not familiar with the State will find his review extremely informative."

M.Pattabhiram
..The HINDU September 7th, 1993.

"Prof. A. Prasanna Kumar, who authors all four chapters in part one, has done an excellent professional job."

..K.Suryanarayana

"Chapter IV of the book on Rao as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh is rather revealing."

..A.P.Venkateswaran

"The First section has several redeeming features, covering as it does years of the Prime Minister’s political life that are not very well chronicled elsewhere.The chapter on Andhra Pradesh and the role that the caste factor plays in State Politics is better written than are many of those that follow."

Ravindra Kumar
.. The Statesman,July31,1993

Celebrities All

"This volume, I have no doubt, shall help to bring the lives and work of these eminent personalities before our people and inspire them to emulate their great qualities."

M.Hidayatullah
Vice-President of India

"Thank you for the book of sketches which I greatly enjoyed reading.I envy you the fact that you were there at Vishy's debut! I was also most interested to learn of your relationship with K Iswar Dutt, whose grandson I know and whose son's collection provided some of the best stories in my cricket books. The work you are doing with the National Maritime Foundation is vital and important"

..Ramachandra Guha

International Cricket at Vizag

"Brochure celebrating the India-Australia 2nd One day International Cricket Match at YSR ACA - VDCA Stadium October 20, 2010"

Ramanathan Krishnan

"The Living legend of Indian Tennis"

Tennis Players of Andhra

"I am happy that I have been asked to write this Foreword. During my career I have enjoyed every moment of my association with tennis players from Andhra on and off the court. I still keep in touch with many of them. I am sure this exercise by my friend Sri Prasanna Kumar will be read with interest by all tennis lovers."

..Ramanathan Krishnan

Game of Memories

"Cricket is a game of memories, says a recent publication("Through the Covers" Ed.Christopher Lee) How true it is!"

When Swami blessed Sachin

“Life is a game, play it, a simple yet complicated game, a complicated yet simple game,”

Visakhapatnam Regional Chapter Vol.1:No.1

"Visakhapatnam Regional Chapter of the National Maritime Foundation started functioning in the last week of September 2009"

Visakhapatnam Regional Chapter Vol.1:No.2

"Visakhapatnam Regional Chapter of the National Maritime Foundation started functioning in the last week of September 2009"

Visakhapatnam Regional Chapter Vol.2:No.1

"Visakhapatnam Regional Chapter of the National Maritime Foundation started functioning in the last week of September 2009"

Visakhapatnam Regional Chapter Vol.2:No.2

"Visakhapatnam Regional Chapter of the National Maritime Foundation started functioning in the last week of September 2009"

Visakhapatnam Regional Chapter Vol.3:No.1

"Visakhapatnam Regional Chapter of the National Maritime Foundation started functioning in the last week of September 2009"

Visakhapatnam Regional Chapter Vol.3:No.2

"Visakhapatnam Regional Chapter of the National Maritime Foundation started functioning in the last week of September 2009"

Associated Organizations

"India is neither 'shining' nor 'collapsing' as a democracy. There is however, cause for concern for a variety of reasons."

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"In the maritime re-awakening of our eastern seaboard Visakhapatnam is at the heart of the process."

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"During his six year Presidentship from 2004 to 2011 Visakha Music Academy added one more dimension to its practice of honouring....."

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"As a sportsman Prasanna Kumar played cricket and tennis right from his childhood. "

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"Sri Sitaramachandraswami religious and charitable trust founded in april 1995. "

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