This book analyses the professional journey, achievement and importance of BR Chopra, one of the most important industrial and creative figures of Indian cinema. Drawing upon various theories and researches in Cinema Studies, the book intends to examine BR Chopra’s life and woks, and to survey the notion of authorship placing it at the intersection of auteur studies and industrial studies through the personality of the Producer-Director. While studying the filmmaker, this presentation also underlines various relevant historical and cultural elements in the film industry as well as in the national life during the active years of Chopra.
A detailed account of a marine engineer’s personal life written in a simple convincing manner. Gives one an insight into the profession and the kind of life led by them. The narrative also gives the reader bits of interesting information of the ports and places visited by the writer.
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.
Prarabdha is an autobiographical account of the National Award-winning scientist of repute Mr. Rajendra Singh.
Beginning in a remote school-less village in pre-independence India, his journey traverses decades and geographies. Through hard work and dedication, he overcomes hurdles and rises to become an eminent scientist in his field.
The book reflects on the transformation of India since attaining independence- from a total lack of infrastructure to the new age of Expressways, mushrooming educational institutions, and internet connectivity. This transformation in the nation’s fortunes is paralleled and exemplified by his own life and the lives of his dependents,
Having travelled far and wide within his own country and abroad, the author brings out the best of both worlds in his commentary. He takes the reader along on a trip from the land of the midnight sun in northern Sweden to the Safari Parks of Kenya, from sophisticated life in posh Mumbai to the tribal regions of Arunachal Pradesh; sharing his vivid experiences of communist China and its people to those of the free society of North America.
Prarabdha makes an interesting read of the overall transformation of post-independence India and its people through a detailed personal account.