Painter/Illustrator/Animator: Manobhiram Chakravarti
Publisher: National Book Trust
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788123770017
Whenever we come across pioneers, we often wonder about their personal life, especially their childhood. Were they prodigies or grew up like other children? And did they always know what they wanted to do in life…? When They Were Children reveals certain fascinating facts about the childhood of eleven great Indian achievers, who have excelled in diverse fields. The first book in this series which became very popular was entitled Children Who Made It Big.
Normally when you look at achievers, their fame and success seem awesome to you. You don't usually think about the time when they had also been children. But if you were to learn about their childhood, you will know that they were just like you—curious, intelligent, and at times naughty and with a dream of achieving something great in the world.
When They Were Children brings you the childhood stories of some of the achievers of our times. They were children like you, who grew up to achieve great things and made a difference to the world we live in. Some of them set out on their paths early in life, while others took many roads and turns in those roads before they selected their path to glory. Their lives prove that it is not always an easy journey, but one filled with joys and sorrows, ups and downs and that when faced with odds, it is necessary to stand and fight to surmount them.
In these stories told by the personalities in their own words, you will find how they faced the problems life threw their way and overcame them. They persevered in their chosen field and went on to achieve great things for the country. Reading their stories will inspire you to emulate them and contribute to the development of our country in whichever career you choose, be it social work, entrepreneurship, arts or sports.
Boy with the Golden Boots
Heartbeat of the poor
The gentle revolutionary
Singing her way into our hearts
The little girl who packed a punch
The joys of sharing
A Learning Odyssey
Call of the Mountains
Princess of pandavani