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Pioneer aviator, numero uno industrialist, institution-builder, philanthropist, and man manager par excellence, J.R.D. Tata was a nation builder, who was and continues to be a source of inspiration to both young and old. Having placed India on the aviation map of the world with his pioneering flight in 1932, he went on to guide the destiny of his child Air-India with the same enthusiasm and eye for perfection which informed his other ventures.

By : BAKHTIAR K DADABHOY
ISBN: 9788129106353
Category: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Politics
Format : Hardcover
Pages: 180
Imprint : Rupa
₹795.00
After so much tapasya I have understood this as the highest truth: God is present in every being. There is no other God besides that. He who serves all beings serves God indeed.

By : GAUTAM GHOSH
ISBN: 9788129101495
Category: Biographies & Memoirs
Format : Paperback
Pages: 160
Imprint : Rupa
₹395.00
Kochouseph Chittilappilly, a successful industrialist and one of the leading names in business and philanthropy in Kerala, was sixty years old when he decided to take an unusual, even controversial step. Moved by the plight of a close relative, Chittilappilly decided to donate his kidney to a poor truck driver—a stranger.

By : Kochouseph Chittilappilly
ISBN: 978-81-291-3959-7
Category: Biographies & Memoirs
Format : Paperback
Pages: 133
Imprint : Rupa
₹195.00
From being one of the earliest members of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, Vajpayee blossomed into a leading opposition MP by the late 1960s, went on to become External Affairs Minister in the short-lived Janata government and, finally in 1999, to head the first non-Congress government to complete a full term in office. That it was a coalition government made the feat all the more remarkable, and testifies to the fact that though wedded to a right-wing political ideology, Vajpayee did not believe in the politics of exclusion.

By : Kingshuk Nag
ISBN: 978-81-291-3776-0
Category: Biographies & Memoirs
Format : Paperback
Pages: 194
Imprint : Rupa
₹500.00
Autobiography of a Yogi is the story of the life of Paramahansa Yogananda (January 5, 1893–March 7, 1952) first published in 1946. Born as Mukunda Lal Ghosh in Gorakhpur, India, into a Bengali family, this book takes the reader on a journey into the life of Paramahansa Yogananda and his encounters with spiritual figures of both the East and West. Beginning from his childhood, his family life, to finding his guru and becoming a monk and establishing his teachings of Kriya Yoga meditation, this book allows the reader to see the spiritual yearning of the man and how he realizes that over the years. It draws on both his personal experiences—anecdotes and meetings with eminent spiritual personalities, his association with nineteenth-century master Lahiri Mahasaya who had prophesied the writing of this book—as well as how he travels across America lecturing and establishing his teachings in Los Angeles, California

By : Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda
ISBN: 978-81-291-4536-9
Category: Biographies & Memoirs
Format : Paperback
Pages: 521
Imprint : Rupa
₹195.00
Gandhi, an inspiration and a despair to all who approached him, has been subjected to MORE analysis than any other person in contemporary history. And yet something is missing in the puzzle that Gandhi was and is. This volume is one more attempt to understand and to explain him by laying a little more emphasis on the societal factors and the situations that shaped him and structured his personality during his formative years in England and South Africa. This by no means is an easy task. Gandhi was a complex personality. Moreover, as a continuously evolving phenomenon, he underwent several startling changes in his habits, views, and approaches to life. He therefore cannot be evaluated out of the time frame that was in existence at the time we talk about. Also, Gandhi has suffered a lot by the process of deification that started with his death or even before it. Much that is written about him is sheer hagiography with a few pieces of demonology too. Gandhi is too valuable a piece of humanity to be lost to history. We must strive to brush off the cobwebs gathering around him and portray him as the simple yet stupendous figure he was.

By : NAGINDAS SANGHAVI
ISBN: 9788129108357
Category: Biographies & Memoirs
Format : Hardcover
Pages: 476
Imprint : Rupa
₹595.00
Hero: A Biography of Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is the story of an extraordinary cricketer and the first sportsperson to be conferred the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour. This book showcases the evolution of an incredibly talented teenager from a middle-class household of Mumbai into a world champion and a legend. Starting off with his childhood and early days as a cricketer, the book takes the reader through the pulls and pressures and the moments of ecstasy and agony that one of the greatest sportspersons of all time experienced and surmounted in the course of a glorious career.

By : Devendra Prabhudesai
ISBN: 978-81-291-4565-9
Category: Biographies & Memoirs
Format : Paperback
Imprint : Rupa
₹500.00
From a small boy growing up in Rameswaram, to becoming the country’s eleventh President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s life has been a tale of extraordinary determination, courage, perseverance and the desire to excel. In this series of anecdotes and profiles, Dr Kalam looks back on key moments in his past—some small and some momentous—and tells the reader how each of them inspired him profoundly. With warmth and affection, he talks about the people who left a deep impression on him as he was growing up and as an adult, and the lessons he drew from his interactions with them.

By : A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
ISBN: 978-81-291-2491-3
Category: Bestsellers Biographies & Memoirs
Format : Paperback
Pages: 160
Imprint : Rupa
₹195.00
An unpredictable music composer who defied the conventions of his time, a trendsetter who introduced a fusion of Western rock and jazz with Indian classical music—R.D. Burman’s life and career make him one of the most important and versatile artists to dominate the Indian film music scene from the 1960s to the ’80s. Whether the film itself was a blockbuster or a flop, his music always stood out—from the peppy ‘Dum maro dum’ and the evergreen ‘Chand mera dil’ to the soulful ‘Tum aa gaye ho, nur aa gaya hai’ and ‘Tujhse naraz nahin zindagi’. It is said that some films became hits on the strength of his songs alone! But while he was hailed as the reigning prince by all when he created one chartbuster after another, towards the end of his career he was labelled ‘luckless’ and subjected to indignities when his films started failing.

By : Khagesh Dev Burman
ISBN: 978-81-291-2428-9
Category: Biographies & Memoirs
Format :Paperback/Flexi
Pages:560
Imprint : Rupa
₹795.00
Patanjali Ayurved has turned out to be the most disruptive force in the Indian FMCG market…it witnessed a whopping annual growth of 146% in fiscal year 2016, grossing a turnover of $769 million.’—Assocham–TechSci research report

By : Kaushik Deka
ISBN: 978-81-291-4597-0
Category: Biographies & Memoirs
Format : Paperback
Imprint : Rupa
₹295.00
What can Amitabh Bachchan’s life teach us in our pursuit of excellence? Everything. Amitabh Bachchan is not just a brilliant actor or the ‘Superstar of the Millennium’. He is an institution in himself—not just for acting but everything that makes a person successful in his life. Most of his virtues—like professionalism, determination, a never-say-die attitude—are traits which one can follow to achieve the ‘Excellence’ everyone aspires for.

By : Virender Kapoor
ISBN: 978-8129148902
Category: Biographies & Memoirs, Non-Fiction, Politics
Format : Paperback
Imprint : Rupa
₹195.00
This is a gritty story of a badminton star Pullela Gopi Chand, who brought laurels to India by winning the coveted All England Championships 2001. The player for whom losing was not an option,who went against all rules and conventions. This book , the authorised biography of Pullela Gopichand, is about his rise from humble beginnings to become a star on Indian Badminton’s horizon,as well as his endeavours to produce more sports icons like him through his one of a kind badminton Academy.

By : SNAJAY SHARMA & SHACHI S SHARMA
ISBN: 9788129119001
Category: Biographies & Memoirs
Format : Hardcover
Pages: 344
Imprint : Rupa
₹495.00
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