God is the Author chronicles the trials and tribulations that a boy orphaned at seven years of age went through and yet scaled the uppermost heights of the academic world. This biography was possible because Dr B M Bhatia and his wife Sita succeeded in giving their children the best of values, education and opportunities despite the challenges and vicissitudes that they faced.
‘He always believed that Goddess Laxmi (of wealth), is jealous of Goddess Saraswati (of knowledge) so wherever Saraswati is worshipped, Laxmi is sure to follow.”
The biography written by Neelmani (Dolly) Bhatia is tribute to his faith in himself, his unwavering will to tread every uneven path that life laid out for him, his tenacity of purpose and, above all, his complete faith in the One above.
Neelmani attained her Master’s degree in English Literature from Delhi University as an alumnus of Miranda House and Hindu College. She also has to her credit an assortment of post-graduate diplomas in Journalism, Creative Writing, Advertising, Personnel Management and Administrative Management.
Over the last three decades, the author has essayed different roles – lecturer in diverse streams, novelist, storywriter and poet.
She has authored four novels, Across Seven Seas, Hang Them All, Melodious Love and Shadows at Dusk, apart from numerous short stories and poems in both English and Hindi.
Neelmani has also presented research papers at national and international forums, including Literature: Social Idiom; Ethics in Children’s Literature; Role of Books in Children’s Upbringing; Environment – Writing on the Wall; Biography – Choices and Challenges; India or Hindustan, Spokes in the Wheels of British Reign (1857); Ideal Syllabus for Journalism Courses; The Role of Drama to Promote Literacy, Reaching Books Where There are None. She is currently working on her next novel.
If her father was an acclaimed scholar, her mother was a prolific diarist, assiduously expressing her love, meticulously penning anecdotes and eloquently articulating her angst in her dairies against social evils. Hence it was not only the upbringing but also the genes and inherited passion for words that put this book together.
Apart from a scholarship already instituted in Dr Bhatia’s name, proceeds from the sale of this book will go towards financing the education of children from the weaker sections.
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.
Dr B R Ambedkar played important role in modern India for national building his advocacy for dalit was within the large framework of his vision for an Indian nation that needed to be Framed since he believed that there could be no nation unless everyone within it was not treated as an equal an end that could be only attain through the annihilation of the caste system and he also finding solutions to various issues right from reservation for backward classes relation with Pakistan reorganisation of the states and equal rights for women upliftment of dalits and his work in framing the constitution of India.