My Beautiful Journey

The Saraswathi Educational Cultural and Charitable is the owner/ publisher of the Autobiographical book “ My Beautiful Journey – Kashmir to Kanyakumari” authored by Dr. C. K . Gariyali IAS.

Beneath the red tape, a throbbing heart
At one level, My Beautiful Journey – From Kashmir to Kanyakumari is an evocative story of a wide-eyed, small town girl who embraces the world and gets excited by every new experience.

At another, it is the inspiring tale of a pioneering woman bureaucrat who chips away at difficulties and challenges and cuts red tape to serve the society with single-minded devotion.

The book traces her journey, right from her birth in Kashmir to her growing-up years in Old Delhi, to her stint at the National Academy of Administration in Mussorie, to her triumphs and tribulations in Tamil Nadu, which she chooses as her karma bhoomi.

As the narrative unfolds, it transforms from being a mere diary of one individual to a prism through which the reader can view the various events and developments of an entire era.

The book opened to a grand launch at the Amir Mahal, Chennai where it was released by The Prince of Arcot and Sri. Sabanayagam, Padmabhushan Sri.T. V Antony, Padma Bhushan Dr. Padma Subramaniyam, Padma Bhushan Dr. Sarada Menon were amongst the esteemed dignitries who received the first copy of the book.

The book serves as a guide to IAS aspirants on working in the civil services as well as history enthusiasts as it has a in depth analysis of various cultures in India through the ages.

For hardcopies of the book, please email : or contact +91 9566209426 for further information.

The kindle version of the book is available for purchase from Amazon through the following link: