Vikram Sarabhai

Vikram Sarabhai (Paperback)

By Amrita Shah 
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Publisher: penguin books india
Edition: Paperback
Edition Number: 1
Language: English
ISBN: 0143426745
EAN: 9780143426745
No. of Pages: 264
Publish Date: 2016-06-01
Binding: Paperback
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About The Book

Vikram Sarabhai (1919-71), the renaissance man of Indian science, thought up the impossible and often made it happen. Founder of India's space programme (ISRO), Vikram dreamed of communication satellites that would educate people at a time when even a modest rocket programme seemed daring; of huge agricultural complexes serviced by atomic power and desalinated sea water. He envisioned research technology that would free Indian industry from foreign dependence, and of a world-class management college that would train managers for the public sector. Between 1947 and 1971, he built a thriving pharmaceutical business, conducted research into cosmic rays, headed the Atomic Energy Commission; set up India's first textile research cooperative, ATIRA, the first market research organization, ORG, the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad (IIM-A) and the dance academy Darpana. Handsome, charismatic, married to pioneering classical dancer Mrinalini Sarabhai and closely associated with the most influential figures of his time-everyone from C.V. Raman and Jawaharlal Nehru to Bruno Rossi, Louis Kahn and John Rockefeller III-Vikram led what seemed like a charmed existence. Yet, his personal life was troubled and his strong resistance to India's move towards a nuclear explosion in the late 1960s put him at odds with powerful lobbies and fellow technologists. In this vivid and intimate account, Amrita Shah delves into the life and mind of a fascinating, complex individual, a multifaceted genius who died young, but whose vision still drives India's ambitious space programme-and continues to inspire India today.

About The Author

Amrita Shah is a journalist and writer. She has worked for Time magazine, edited Debonair and Elle and been a contributing editor with The Indian Express. She is the author of Hype, Hypocrisy & Television in Urban India, Vikram Sarabhai: A Life and Ahmedabad: A City in the World. She is an alumna of the Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University and Visiting Faculty at the Centre for Contemporary Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.

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Title: Vikram Sarabhai
Publisher: penguin books india
Author: Amrita Shah
Edition: Paperback
Edition Number: 1
Language: English
ISBN: 0143426745
EAN: 9780143426745
No. of Pages: 264
Publish Date: 2016-06-01
Binding: Paperback

Vikram Sarabhai Review

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By praveen sagar, 2009-12-21 13:49:38.0

Book began with promising note but fizzled out by the end of the last page.It gives you a wonderful peek into inside wotrld of one of the Geniuses of India .But somewhere inside something ...the X-factro is missing.But wroting book is no joke and writinga biography is equally diffcult task espcially person size of Sarabhai is no joke either .. i cant say this book is unstoppable like wings of fire of apj abdul kalam...But it has its own charm ...

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