IRS Officer Raghavan is making waves with the latest book - A Slice of Calicut Halwa

Zorba Books publishes a new title, 'A Slice of Calicut Halwa by Dr. K N Raghavan. The book was released as the world stepped into the new year, 2020. The book is women-centric bringing into focus women issues in a fictionalised form.
GURGAON, India - Feb. 4, 2020 - PRLog -- Of late discrimination against women has come into increasing focus and women themselves are rising to correct the wrong that they have endured for centuries. What is interesting is that it is no longer only the women who are fighting a lonely battle but men like Raghavan in their own way are aiding this effort towards women's emancipation.

In "A Slice of Calicut Halwa" Raghavan pens a moving and uplifting account of a woman who refuses to let the hostile conditions of her life bring her down. She fights through everything to emerge stronger and better. Unfortunately, she has to take extreme measures to fight her abuser. This book is a vital commentary on women's place in contemporary Indian society and their condition. This book takes you on an emotional roller coaster as you enter Rema's life of normalised discrimination towards women. Despite her struggle, injustice keeps popping up from different quarters till her life becomes unbearable and she takes a radical step. Will this step ensure her happiness or will injustice continue to plague her?

Dr. K. N. Raghavan completed his MBBS from Calicut Medical College in 1988. It was while he was still a graduate student that he joined the Indian Revenue Service (Customs and CentralExcise) in 1990. Dr. K. N. Raghavan has held key posts in field formations of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) and, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence. He has also served on deputation to the Government of Kerala, besides serving a tenure in the High Commission of India, in Singapore. He was the Commissioner of Customs at Kochi from 20112- till 2017. He has also been the Principal Commissioner of Central GST in Mumbai from 2017- to 2019. Presently, he is working as Executive Director of the Rubber Board of India at Kottayam.

Dr. Raghavan was accredited as an umpire with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 1991. He has umpired two One Day International matches (one on-field and one as the third umpire) and was a reserve umpire in three matches.

The book is priced at Rs 225/-

ISBN: 978-81-944234-0-9

Pages: 214

Publisher: Zorba Books

The book is available on Zorba Book Store, Flipkart, amazon. It's eBook avatar is also available on Kindle. For a preview of the book and more information click on:  A Slice of Calicut Halwa (

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