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Sixty glorious years of independence of India mark several milestones and immense contributions from great men and women who have become part of its history. For the first time ever, this book showcases post-Independent India's twenty greatest living personalities who have and continue to set extraordinary examples for the nation. Brilliantly orchestrated and edited by renowned author Anil Dharker, the book singularly establishes the unparalleled greatness and iconic status of these men and women, including A P J Abdul Kalam, Amartya Sen, Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar, M F Husain, Charles Correa and Sonia Gandhi, by some of India's best known writers - Srinivas Laxman, Prem Shankar Jha, Maithili Rao, Dom Moraes, Ranjit Hoskote, and Kumar Ketkar, among others. A fascinating saga spanning several decades, this book unfolds the charisma, exceptional destinies, talents and achievements of twenty men and women who continue to shape today's India. 'The previous evening while he (K C Pant, former defence minister) and Dr Kalam were going for a walk, the minister asked him: qWhat would you like me to do to celebrate the success of Agni tomorrow?q Replied Kalam, qWe need 100, 000 saplings at the missile research centre.q Srinivas Laxman on A P J Abdul Kalam'... p.275 Guzder, Cyrus, a€œBombay Shows the Way: Pioneering UrbanConservation a€, Marg, 49:1, 1997, pp.56, 175 Jencks, Charles, The Architecture ... A.P., Seminaron Architecture, NewDelhi: Lalit Kala Akademi, 1959, p.12 Kar, PrafullaC ., Rethinking Indian English Literature: Pencraft, 2000 Katterman, Lee, a€œCharles M . Correa: An Architect of Range ... 60:05 JulyAugust, 1995, p.2, 5, 10, 16, 29, 36 Nandy, Dr Ashis, An Ambiguous Journey to the City (Collected Essays), New Delhi: OUP, 2001anbsp;...

Author:Anil Dharker
Publisher:Roli Books Private Limited - 2011-04-06


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