I received the following rather impressive email today on my institute mailbox. On googling a bit about "Lambert Academic Publishing", I discovered that it's actually an academic spam. See this for more information: http://chrisnf.blogspot.com/
So be careful and don't pay heed to such imposters.
Dear Lalit Patnaik,What's impressive is that they got my name, institute and paper title right. But I certainly haven't written a thesis with that title! And that's the telltale clue.
I am writing on behalf of an international publishing house, Lambert Academic Publishing.
In the course of a research on the Indian Institute of Science, I came across a reference to your thesis on "An Investigation into Even Harmonic Injection in Pole Voltages of a Single-Phase Inverter". We are a international publisher whose aim is to make academic research available to a wider audience. LAP would be especially interested in publishing your dissertation in the form of a printed book.
Your reply including an e-mail address to which I can send an e-mail with further information in an attachment will be greatly appreciated.
I am looking forward to hearing from you, Kind regards,
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