Author: V S Narayana RaoPublisher: National Book TrustYear: 1988Language: EnglishPages: 138ISBN/UPC (if available): 8123712383
Engineer, administrator and Statesman, Sir Visvesvaraya belongs to that small group of Indians whose ideas and achievements have been among the truly creative and formative forces of modern India. His brilliance and vision have given us monuments of beauty and utility such as the Krishnaraja sagar Dam, Mysore University and the Bhadravati Iron and Steel works in Karnataka which to this day stand a testament to his ability as a planner. A brilliant administrator- he served as Dewan of Mysore State-and a visionary who set the highest standards for himself and others, he dreamt, of a modern developed India. A contemporary of Gandhiji, he was held in high esteem by the Mahatma inspite of differences in approach.
Preface1. A young Man 2. The Invention ogf Automatic Gates3. A new System of Irrigation4. To the Aid of a Dam5. Self Respect 6. The Floods in the Moosi 7. Years in Mysore8. Spreading Knowledge9 Krishnaraja Sagar10.The Place of Agriculture11.Visvesvaraya Iron and Steel Works12.Railways and Harbour 13Industrialize or Perish14.Social welfare15. Political and Administrative Reforms16. The Regisgnation Episode17. The Patriot18. The Great Souls19. The Bridge Across the Ganges20. World renown21. The Exemplar