V.R. Narla`s THE TRUTH ABOUT THE GITA is coming out soon in USA and continents. Prometheus Books in Amhrest,New York is bringing out this critical writing of Narla Venkateswararao as a part Center for Inquiry India project about critique of Hinduism. Professor Paul Kurtz, international leader of secular humanism has agreed to bring this book to serve the public at large. V R Narla wrote this book in the last days of his life ( 1980`s). He died before it saw the light of the day. Dr N.Innaiah brought out it in Hyderabad, India. Then it was translated by him in Telugu and published. The ebook of Telugu version also is available in the center for inquiry/India site. Narla V R studied various editions of Gita and its interpretations by eminents scholars. He touched all aspects of Gita and went so deep into its sociological, philosophical and theological realms. Nalra V R Writings were brought out in 12 volumes by his family and released. But they are not available in USA and other countries. Now Prometheus Books will compensate that loss.
Center for Inquiry India participated in the centenary celebrations of famous journalist humanist (late) V R Narla in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India on 29 January 2009.
Dr. N. Innaiah, chairman CFI India as main speaker on the occasion explained how Narla V R evolved from angry nationalist to rational humanist during his sojourn in the media world. As editor of two famous Telugu dailies, namely Andhra Prabha from Chennai and later Andhra Jyothi Telugu daily from Vijayawada and Hyderabad, Narla gradually adopted a scientific approach in journalism.
Mr. Narla V R has shown to the world that as age grows persons can grow in mind also. He wrote critical works on Hinduism, with special reference to Gita and Upanishads. In this context Dr. Innaiah announced the coming publication of Narla`s The Truth about the Gita by Prometheus Books in USA.