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A P J Abdul Kalam - Scientist and Humanist
A P J Abdul Kalam - Scientist and Humanist

A P J Abdul Kalam - Scientist and Humanist

by Atulindra Nath Chaturvedi

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Language

English

Publisher

Rupa

ISBN

8171679978 - Year: 2002 - Pages: 80

Binding

Hardcover

Atulindra Nath Chaturvedi

Author: Atulindra Nath Chaturvedi
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 80
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171679978

Description

This is the inspiring story of what can be achieved in Independent India. As a boy, Kalam aspired to be a pilot, but went on to design rockets under the inspiration of Dr Vikram Sarabhai.

In the tiny pilgrim town of Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu, the son of a boatman had the courage to dream, One day his brilliance, perseverance and hard work would take Bharat Ratna A P J Abdul Kalam to Rashtrapati Bhavan as the eleventh President of India.

As Director of the Defence Research and Development Organisation he was responsible for the development of Agni and Trishul under the missile programme. The multifaceted Kalam continues to dream. Of a technologically advanced and self-reliant India, a country that invests in the future of its children.

THE CHARITAVALI SERIES

Charitavali is a series of biographies dedicated to the legendary figures of India. The series presents the lives of great kings, freedom fighters, political thinkers, eminent scientists, philosophers, artists, musicians, dancers and film stars, writers and sports people.

These biographies have been written for the reader who is curious about the life, achievements and character of these legends. Full of fascinating stories and facts, written in an easy, story telling style, these biographies will make these great Indians and their times come alive for the reader.

Contents

Introduction

CHAPTER ONE
The Making Of a Scientist

CHAPTER TWO
Rocket Man

CHAPTER THREE
The Mission of Self-Reliance

CHAPTER FOUR
The Unexpected President

CHAPTER FIVE
The Man and His Vision

Envoi

The Election Manifesto

The Vision of India

Chronology

A Bibliographic Note

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