About the Book :
Architect of ‘Operation Flood’, the largest dairy development programme in the world, Dr Verghese Kurien has enabled India to become the largest milk producer in the world. A man with a rare vision, Dr Kurien has devoted his lifetime to India’s development.
It was a sheer quirk of fate that landed him in Anand where a small group was running a cooperative, the Kaiar District Cooperative Milk Producer’s Union Limited (better know as Amul), to sell their milk. Intrigued by the integrity and commitment of their leader Tribhuvandas Patel, Dr Kurien joined them. Since then there has been no looking back. The ‘Anand pattern of cooperatives’ was so successful that, at the request of the Government of India, he set up the National Dairy Development Board to replicate it across India. He also established the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation to market its products.
In these memoirs, Dr Verghese Kurien, popularly known as the ‘father of the white revolution’, recounts, with customary candour, the story of his life and how he shaped the dairy industry. Profoundly inspiring, these memoirs help us comprehend the magnitude of his contributions and his multifaceted personality.
About the Author :
Born in Calicut, Kerala, Dr Verghese Kurien graduated in science and engineering from Madras University and Michigan State University, USA, respectively. He began his career in dairying at the government’s creamery in Anand, Gujarat, later joining the Kaira District Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union Limited (now Amul). As Chairman of the National Dairy Development Board, he implemented ‘Operation Flood’.
He has received countless awards, including the Ramon Magsaysay Award (1963), Wateler Peace Prize (1986), World Food Prize (1989), Padma Shri (1965), Padma Bhushan (1966) and Padma Vibhushan (1999).
Dr. Kurien is currently chairman of the Institute of Rural Management, Anand, chairman of the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation and chairman of the National Cooperative Dairy Federation of India.
|Title:||I Too Had Dream||Publisher:||ROLI BOOKS PVT LTD|
I Too Had Dream is a nice book and it is informative. Thanks a lot for it.
Very excellent book, must read by all person. It teaches art of administration.
So far this was the best autobiography I have read. Very minutely Dr. Varghese Kurein has described his life and he wants all of us to learn from his experiences. He has shared with us how he brought up the name of AMUL. He was the one who executed the “White Revolution”. Dr. Kurein is behind the brand AMUL-Taste of India. He has a big hand in making India the largest milk producer in the world. When you read you will learn a lot of things.
The book I too had a dream is great. So nicely Dr. Kurien has written about his life and the struggle he went through. How he was not interested in the job but after he was assigned a project how things changed in life. He has picked up very important issues in this book like the empowerment of the farmers and importance of the domestic market. A must read book.