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Maker Of Morden Goa

Release date: 29 January 2024
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Pratapsingh Rane is the first chief minister (CM) of the Goa state and its longest-serving CM. As... Read More

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Pratapsingh Rane is the first chief minister (CM) of the Goa state and its longest-serving CM. As a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA), he holds a formidable record of winning 11 consecutive elections and never losing a single election in 50 years as an MLA, a record matched only by very few in post-Independence India.

Maker of Modern Goa: The Untold Story of Pratapsingh Rane is a dynamic and engaging biography that reveals how he brought in stability and sane, reasoned governance to Goa’s volatile and unstable politics every time he became CM. In this lucid analysis of Rane’s life, Vijayadevi Rane draws a new portrait of Goa’s most successful CM. She highlights his contributions during his decade in power from 1980 to 1990—often called Goa’s Golden Age. He built all-weather roads, dams, bridges, schools, colleges and hospitals on a war footing. He established the Goa University, started Goa’s first public bus transport service, built the iconic Kala Academy and began the process of planned development in the state. Today’s Goa owes an enormous debt to Rane’s tireless efforts. Returning as the CM in the 1990s and early 2000s, he kept up with his development drive.

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Title: Maker Of Morden Goa
Author: Vijayadevi Rane
Publisher: Rupa Publications India
SKU: BK0483939
EAN: 9789357026314
Number Of Pages: 264 pages
Language: English
Binding: Hardcover
Country Of Origin: India
Release date: 29 January 2024

About Author

Vijayadevi Rane née Ghorpade was born on 5 February 1947 into the Sandur royal family to Raja Yeshwantrao and Rani Sushiladevi Ghorpade. She married Pratapsingh Rane in 1969. She took the opportunity to work with her husband for the betterment of the downtrodden, women and children with disabilities as well as for the all-round development of children. At the behest of her husband, she founded the Sanjay School for Special Education and also launched the Bal Bhavan movement in Goa, which helped scores of children discover their talents.

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