Sree Narayana Guru was a saint who lived in Kerala, India, during the period from 1856 to 1928. He is regarded as the Father of modern Kerala. He is considered as a great sage of recent India at par with Swami Vivekananda, Sree Ramakrishna and Ramana Maharshi. Born in an aristocratic lower caste family, educated under the Gurukulam system of education, he learned the vedic, philosophical – mythological textures. After becoming a teacher, he underwent transcendental meditation and became wanderer, sanctifier of temples, performer of miracles, eradicator of apartheid, and a savior of poor and down-trodden.
He is acclaimed as a great saint, social reformer, revolutionary,multilingual scholar, poet, philosopher, literary critic,
educationalist, translator, economist, management expert, leader and co-coordinator, physician, scientist and many
more attributes. It is impossible to qualify Guru in simple language. He is far beyond and above what can
be described in words.
The book describes the experiences of a village boy born in U.P. and his efforts to get himself educated and take interest in science to become a scientist in a premier organization ( ISRO) and to head one of the most important atmospheric research laboratories of ISRO in the country at its establishment phase. This laboratory has now turned from a tiny plant to a massive Banyan tree providing an opportunity to a number of young scientists to carry out advanced research in various areas of atmospheric science like the lower, middle, and upper atmosphere.
It is believed that this book would generate interest and attract a number of young people to do research in various areas of atmospheric science. These areas are so vast that they still remain a challenging theme for advanced research.
Àbdul Qawi Dasnavi was an Indian Urdu language writer, critic, bibliographer, and linguist. He wrote many books on Urdu literature.His major works include his contribution to the field of iqbaliyat. Dasnavi as a great admirer of Iqbal’s, the author elaborated every aspect of Dasnavi’s Iqbal Shinasi through this book.
Hamstrung by Parkinson’s Disorder family tragedies, I am perched facing my lap top, on my late father’s swivel
chair, pressing the key buttons about ‘my Life’s Penumbra Moments’, ‘Heredity’ and areas of my ‘Influence’ and
‘Concern’. Observes Madhu Tandan, prolific best- seller writer in her Preview of the book, “The author has ‘Lived A
Live of Love, Faith & Humour”.
Encouraged wife Jaya, “You have spent 40 years in a professional career and child-hood in the atrociously
feudalistic Bihar & the pell-mell of Uttar-Pradesh; educated in the royal but somewhat, anachronistic, Rajasthan,
and ‘nobody’s’ Delhi. Qualified expert Mr. Barun Banerjee, a close friend, showed the light. “Nagendra, each and
every one’s story of life is unique and different, hence interesting and engaging fare”.
The professional journey through the Steel, Sugar, Spinning and Polyester, Sponge iron & Power, assorted
industries, etc., was quite a journey. The Tatas, Willard, Monnet, Lohias, Bajaj & Adventz – was an impressive
litany. I was elevated as Director to four Board positions. In today’s parlance, I have read that there are more
10,000 business houses are ‘under the hammer’ as confirmed ‘Non Performing Assets’ by their bankers but their
promoters are enjoying a better ‘life-style’ that ‘pre say’ a Ratan N. Tata!
Our ‘Family Vision’ was documented in this milieu.