The Scientific Indian : A Twenty-First Century Guide To The World Around Us

Author:

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Publisher:

Puffin Book

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Publisher

Puffin Book

Publication Year 2011
ISBN-13

9780143416876

ISBN-10 0143416871
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 232 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 13.4 x 1.5 x 20
Weight (grms) 280

It is the first duty of kingship to be as the people wish to see me. This fictional account of events in the court of the princely state of Bhanupur, a hundred years ago, is a tale of intrigue, politics and image- building. What was going through the mind of Maharaja Amar Singh II in the key moments of his reign? How much did he rely on the advice of his clever prime minister Chatterjee, the wily Bengali? How did he solve sensitive issues like undertaking a voyage across the seas to attend the coronation ceremony of the British king, without polluting his caste? And what were his relations with the British especially with Dr Constable and the architect Colonel Talbot, employed by his court? As the narrative moves towards its tragic conclusion, the characters innermost convictions are laid bare.

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam is one of India's most distinguished scientists, responsible for the development of India's first satellite launch vehicle and the operationalization of strategic missiles. He also pioneered India Vision 2020, a road map for transforming India. The President of India between 2002 and 2007, Dr Kalam has been awarded honorary doctorates from thirty-eight universities and the country's three highest civilian honours—the Padma Bhushan (1981), Padma Vibhushan (1990) and Bharat Ratna (1997). A prolific and bestselling author, he now conducts lectures on societal development in many international institutes and is involved in research on different societal missions.

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