A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Author) was the President of India and one of the country's most distinguished scientists. He held various positions in ISRO and DRDO and became principal scientific adviser to the Government of India, holding the rank of a cabinet minister. He has the unique honour of receiving honorary doctorates from thirty universities and the country's three highest civilian honours-the Padma Bhushan (1981), the Padma Vibhushan (1990) and the Bharat Ratna (1997).
Sanjeev Sanyal (Author) is the principal economic adviser to the Government of India and an internationally acclaimed economist and urban theorist. He lives in Delhi and writes on a wide array of topics, ranging from economics to history. This book is an adaptation of his bestselling book The Ocean of Churn: How the Indian Ocean Shaped Human History.
Roshen Dalal (Author) is the bestselling author of several books on history and religion. She has an MA and a PhD in ancient Indian history from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has taught both at school and university level, and has been involved in research in the fields of history, religion, philosophy and education.
This box set contains:
My India: This book contains excerpts from Dr A.P.J. Adbul Kalam's speeches during his post-Presidency years. Drawn from his addresses to parliaments, universities, schools and other institutions in India and abroad, they include his ideas on science, nation building, poverty, compassion and self-confidence.
The Incredible History of India's Geography: Maps and mountains, lions and tigers, rivers and oceans-all sorts of things you didn't know about India's geography you'll find here. Discover various things you never expected, like the fact that we still greet each other like the Harappans did or that people used to think India was full of one-eyed giants. Full of quirky pictures and crazy trivia, this book takes you on a fantastic journey through the incredible history of India's geography.
The Puffin History of India, Volume 1: Trace the origin of human beings and the different aspects of their development and growth, right from the Big Bang and the origin of the universe, up to 1500 CE. Well-researched and comprehensive, this book speaks of great civilizations and empires, epics, myths and legends, religions old and new, wars and conquests, clothes, food and lifestyle, trade, travel and adventure, and much more.
|ThePuffin Essential India Box Set
|A.P.J. Abdul KalamSanjeev SanyalRoshen Dalal
Sanjeev Sanyal is the principal economic adviser to the Government of India and an internationally acclaimed economist and urban theorist. He lives in New Delhi and writes on a wide array of topics, ranging from economics to history. A Rhodes Scholar and an Eisenhower Fellow, Sanjeev spent two decades working in international financial markets and was named Young Global Leader in 2010 by the World Economic Forum. He is the author of the bestselling books The Ocean of Churn: How the Indian Ocean Shaped Human History (2016), Land of the Seven Rivers: A Brief History of India's Geography (2012) and The Indian Renaissance: India's Rise After a Thousand Years of Decline (2008), published by Penguin. This book is an adaptation of the second.
Sowmya Rajendran has written several books for children, from picture books for toddlers to young adult fiction. She won the Sahitya Akademi's Bal Sahitya Puraskar in 2015 for her children's novel Mayil Will Not Be Quiet, co-authored with Niveditha Subramaniam. Sowmya works as a journalist for a news publication and writes on gender, culture and cinema. She lives in Pune.