Prana World Publishing publishes and distributes a range of books. Passionate about writing and reading, Prana World Publishing has a slate of projects in research and pre-production phases covering technical subjects, education and research, and historical, non-fiction books and creative writing. The latest volumes available through Prana World Publishing are the historical biography entitled “Heniek: A Polish Boy’s Coming of Age in India During World War II,” a commercial account summarising the unique technology of an Australian company, entitled “Virotec: A Ten-Year Story of Success in Environmental Remediation,” a technical review of mining remediation entitled "ViroMine Technology: A Solution to the World's Mining Megawaste," and a historical and research-oriented account of higher education in Cambodia entitled "Maharishi Vedic University in Cambodia: Education Reconstruction and Social Renewal."
Heniek: A Polish Boy's Coming of Age in India During World War II, by Anna Bonshek, is the true story of a Polish boy born in the eastern Kresy region in the 1920s. After Hitler invades Poland, Stalin seizes Poland’s eastern territory in 1939. Like other innocent children from the region, Heniek is deported to Siberia and ordered to work as hard labour in a penal camp. Facing a life of hell, starvation and disease, over a million Poles are sent to such camps. Over half perish.
Recounting an astonishing story of survival, Heniek tells of his daring escape under the so-called amnesty and his journey to Uzbekistan and then on to India, where he is taken in to a Polish orphanage established with the help of the Maharaja of Jamnagar. Finding it hard to recover, Heniek is sent to an English school in the restful regions of Mt Abu. But as the end of the war approaches, Heniek has to make a choice. With Poland’s future increasingly under Stalin’s influence, will Heniek ever return home?
Heniek is at once a heart-wrenching tale of one young man but speaks for hundreds of Polish orphans whose lives were inexorably altered as a consequence of war. Heniek is an inspiring “must read” story of survival, perseverance and renewal.
Heniek has been reviewed by Jasmine Ward (Beaudesert Times), Michael Jacobson (Gold Coast Bulletin, Paradise Magazine), and Puls Polonii.
Francis J. Rutyna, Chairman of the Polish Archives and Museum in Queensland says of Heniek, “In my humble opinion this in not just a story of [Heniek] and his family but a lesson in history. The amount of research which [has been] put in this work is tremendous.”
Jasmine Ward of the Beaudesert Times wrote: “the story of Heniek is one that could easily be mistaken for being ripped straight from the pages of a history book. It’s the tale of one man’s experience during the most devastating period in world history.”
The following is an extract from the journal Puls Polonii: “Interested in reading a compelling and powerful historical biography of a remarkable Polish Australian who grew up in India? Heniek is a must read.”
ISBN: 978-0-646523-03-3; RRP: $39.95
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Heniek was launched at the Byron Bay Writer's Festival, Byron Bay, NSW, Polonia House, Brisbane, and at the "Poles in India" international congress in Poznan, Poland.
Dr Anna Bonshek speaking on "Heniek" atKamalnayan Bajaj Art Gallery Nariman Point, Mumbai, India.
Consciousness-Based Education and Art, published by MUM Press, in Ioqa, USA, with contributions by Anna Bonshek and Lee Fergusson.
This book brings together essays by artists, art educators, and art theorists who practice the Transcendental Meditation technique and have been inspired by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's insights into the nature of consciousness, art, creativity, and culture. It is a valuable and inspiring resource for anyone involved in the arts.
ISBN: 978-0-92569-30-3; RRP: $39.95
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Maharishi Vedic University in Cambodia: Educational Reconstruction and Social Renewal, by Lee Fergusson and Anna Bonshek. This book documents the establishment of Maharishi Vedic University in Cambodia, tracing the origins of higher education since independence in 1953 through to the present day and explaining the significant role Maharishi Vedic University has played in reconstructing higher education in Cambodia since 1993 and contributing to the renewal of the entire country through programs to create health, prosperity and economic stability in Cambodia.
The book has a Foreword by His Excellency Dr Ung Huot and a Preface by His Excellency Chandra Bhandari, former Indian Ambassador to Cambodia, along with 11 chapters of history, research principles and practice, applied research studies, curricula and perspectives on the future of Cambodian higher education by some of the world's leading educators and scholars in Maharishi Vedic Science.
ISBN: 978-0-987263-31-5; RRP: $59.95
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Virotec: A Ten-Year Story of Success in Environmental Remediation, by Lee Fergusson, details the story of Virotec Global Solutions. This book was originally published as a technical research paper on the Management of Bauxite Residues for the Commonwealth Government of Australia. As such it represented part of the overall commitment of the Australian Government to the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate as it related to the management and reuse of caustic alumina refinery residues.
The book presents a technical and operational overview of the technologies of Virotec, including commercial development pathways and case examples of applications, and provides an overview of environmental and waste problems in the Asia-Pacific region. This book provides a concrete example of how to commercialise environmental remediation and waste treatment technologies derived from the conversion and safe reuse of industrial waste.
Since 2000, Virotec has researched, developed and commercialised a range of technically engineered environmental and industrial waste solutions derived from utilising and augmenting the specific physical and chemical properties of alumina refinery residues. These solutions provide evidence of how a sustainable industrial future can be achieved through the conversion and reuse of this type of solid waste.
ISBN: 978-0-646533-24-7; RRP: $39.95
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ViroMine Technology: A Solution to the World's Mining Megawaste, by Lee Fergusson, documents the technical foundations and applied methods of ViroMine Technology, an advanced technology solution which has been applied to remediate disued, derelict and operational mine sites throughout the world, and to effectively treat contaminated mining waste, including mine tailings, waste rock, wastewater, and contaminated soil. The book outlines the chemical and physical reactions generated through the application of a range of chemical reagents which are added to rock, soil, tailings and wastewater, including changes to pH, leachability, sequestration and other processes.
ISBN: 978-0-987263-30-8; RRP: $39.95
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