Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > History > Father Dearest: The Life and Times of R.K. Dalmia
Displaying 3949 of 4898         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Father Dearest: The Life and Times of R.K. Dalmia
Father Dearest: The Life and Times of R.K. Dalmia
Description
About the Book

A gripping biography of R.K. Dalmia, the most flamboyant character India produced in the last century. Life a meteor, he flashed across the firmament is a blaze of glory before being reduced to the ashes of ignominy in a prison, convicted of fraud. An odd mixture of Puritanism and profligacy and a sadist who tortured his family of six wives and eighteen children, he broke all the laws of God and man. Written by his daughter Neelima Dalmia Adhar, who loved and loathed him with equal passion, this book makes most compelling reading.

About the Author

Neelima Dalmia Adhar was born in New Delhi on 21 May 1951. She and her six siblings were brought up by their mother, Dineshnandini chordia Dalmia- a poetess and a novelist. Neelima completed her Senior Cambridge from the Convent of Jesus and Mary, New Delhi before going on to earn a Bachelor's degree in Home Science from Lady Irwin College, and a Master's degree in psychology from Delhi University, with a specialization in Personality.

She taught psychology to undergraduate students at Kamla Nehru College till she married Amitabh Adhar, a realtor.

Neelima has two children, Mrinali and Yameer, and divides her time between writing and pursuing her interest in Astrology, Hindu Philosophy and the Paranormal.

Preface

This narrative is an endeavour to resurrect the memory of a grand and forgotten man-my father. I will not trivialize him by claiming that I have accomplished an all comprehensive survey of his life. Nor have I forayed extensively into his world of commerce and finance because those do not constitute the subject of this book. I have only attempted to enter the mind of a multifaceted person who evoked sharply conflicting reactions ranging from derision, anger and sympathy to curiosity, amusement, perplexity and admiration. A man who has been largely viewed as carnal and depraved owing to his polygamous lifestyle. I have arrived at the conclusion that his persona defies the insular boundaries of words.

During my research and writing, I have rid myself of many angers and fears and have exorcised many phantoms from my soul. For me the journey has been both cathartic and liberating. I have learnt to recognize the frailty and impermanence of human life. I have learnt that the mind follows its own logic and can make a heaven of hell or a hell of heaven!

I am proud to have undertaken this journey unto neutrality, and even more so of being a part of the genealogy that makes me the daughter of this exceptionally charismatic man.

My intent is not to injure the sensitivities of those innumerable others who shared his life with greater or lesser intensities- I only shared with him a time span of twenty-six years (he was fifty-eight when I was born)! I may be accused of an underlying personal bias but to the best of my ability I have tried to divorce the daughter from the writer.

The perceivable gaps in my narrative remain because of the practical limitations of accessibility to more factual material. However, on an emotional level, I have said it all and set myself free in the knowledge of truth!

CONTENTS

Acknowledgements6
Dedication7
Preface19
Part I
Me Neelima Dalmia Adhar
21 May 1951)
21
Part II
My Father Ramkrishna Dalmia
(7 April 1893-26 September 1978)
47
Part III
My Mother Dineshnandini Chordia Dalmia(16 February 1925)
145
Epilogue253
Who Lives Where255
Glossary258
Bibliography263

Father Dearest: The Life and Times of R.K. Dalmia

Item Code:
IDJ405
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2003
Publisher:
ISBN:
8174362657
Size:
8.7" X 5.6"
Pages:
263 (Black & White illustration 8)
Price:
$30.00
Discounted:
$24.00   Shipping Free
You Save:
$6.00 (20%)
Notify me when this item is available
Notify me when this item is available
You will be notified when this item is available
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Father Dearest: The Life and Times of R.K. Dalmia

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 6921 times since 5th Dec, 2010
About the Book

A gripping biography of R.K. Dalmia, the most flamboyant character India produced in the last century. Life a meteor, he flashed across the firmament is a blaze of glory before being reduced to the ashes of ignominy in a prison, convicted of fraud. An odd mixture of Puritanism and profligacy and a sadist who tortured his family of six wives and eighteen children, he broke all the laws of God and man. Written by his daughter Neelima Dalmia Adhar, who loved and loathed him with equal passion, this book makes most compelling reading.

About the Author

Neelima Dalmia Adhar was born in New Delhi on 21 May 1951. She and her six siblings were brought up by their mother, Dineshnandini chordia Dalmia- a poetess and a novelist. Neelima completed her Senior Cambridge from the Convent of Jesus and Mary, New Delhi before going on to earn a Bachelor's degree in Home Science from Lady Irwin College, and a Master's degree in psychology from Delhi University, with a specialization in Personality.

She taught psychology to undergraduate students at Kamla Nehru College till she married Amitabh Adhar, a realtor.

Neelima has two children, Mrinali and Yameer, and divides her time between writing and pursuing her interest in Astrology, Hindu Philosophy and the Paranormal.

Preface

This narrative is an endeavour to resurrect the memory of a grand and forgotten man-my father. I will not trivialize him by claiming that I have accomplished an all comprehensive survey of his life. Nor have I forayed extensively into his world of commerce and finance because those do not constitute the subject of this book. I have only attempted to enter the mind of a multifaceted person who evoked sharply conflicting reactions ranging from derision, anger and sympathy to curiosity, amusement, perplexity and admiration. A man who has been largely viewed as carnal and depraved owing to his polygamous lifestyle. I have arrived at the conclusion that his persona defies the insular boundaries of words.

During my research and writing, I have rid myself of many angers and fears and have exorcised many phantoms from my soul. For me the journey has been both cathartic and liberating. I have learnt to recognize the frailty and impermanence of human life. I have learnt that the mind follows its own logic and can make a heaven of hell or a hell of heaven!

I am proud to have undertaken this journey unto neutrality, and even more so of being a part of the genealogy that makes me the daughter of this exceptionally charismatic man.

My intent is not to injure the sensitivities of those innumerable others who shared his life with greater or lesser intensities- I only shared with him a time span of twenty-six years (he was fifty-eight when I was born)! I may be accused of an underlying personal bias but to the best of my ability I have tried to divorce the daughter from the writer.

The perceivable gaps in my narrative remain because of the practical limitations of accessibility to more factual material. However, on an emotional level, I have said it all and set myself free in the knowledge of truth!

CONTENTS

Acknowledgements6
Dedication7
Preface19
Part I
Me Neelima Dalmia Adhar
21 May 1951)
21
Part II
My Father Ramkrishna Dalmia
(7 April 1893-26 September 1978)
47
Part III
My Mother Dineshnandini Chordia Dalmia(16 February 1925)
145
Epilogue253
Who Lives Where255
Glossary258
Bibliography263
Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

Business Legends
by Gita Piramal
Paperback (Edition: 1999)
Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAF947
$47.00$37.60
You save: $9.40 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Dhandha: How Guajaratis Do Business
Item Code: NAE870
$15.00$12.00
You save: $3.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Prize Stories (Best In The Indian News Business 2006-2007)
Hardcover (Edition: 2009)
Lotus Collection
Item Code: NAE495
$30.00$24.00
You save: $6.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Islamic Business Ethics
by Rafik Issa Beekun
Paperback (Edition: 2004)
Goodword Publications
Item Code: IHL247
$15.00$12.00
You save: $3.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Indian Family Business Mantras
Item Code: NAL402
$40.00$32.00
You save: $8.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Business Ethics: An Indian Perspective (Second Edition)
Item Code: NAK022
$40.00$32.00
You save: $8.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
For God's Sake (An Adman On The Business of Religion)
Item Code: NAJ561
$30.00$24.00
You save: $6.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Management Consulting in India (Practice and Experiences for Business Excellence)
Item Code: NAJ516
$35.00$28.00
You save: $7.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Breaking Barriers, Success Stories of India’s Leading Business women
by Janaki Krishnan
Paperback (Edition: 2013)
Jaico Publishing House
Item Code: NAH561
$17.50$14.00
You save: $3.50 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Business as Usual (Journeys of The Indian Express Cartoonist)
by Unny
Hardcover (Edition: 2009)
Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAG505
$35.00$28.00
You save: $7.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Business Sutra (A Very Indian Approach to Management)
by Devdutt Pattanaik
Hardcover (Edition: 2013)
Rupa Publication Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAG512
$35.00$28.00
You save: $7.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Concise Oxford History of Indian Business
Item Code: IDI042
$26.00$20.80
You save: $5.20 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Table for Two (In Conversation with Power, Fame and Glory)
Paperback (Edition: 2012)
Business Standard Limited
Item Code: NAJ515
$25.00$20.00
You save: $5.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Karmic Divas (Success Stories of Eight Indian Businesswomen)
by Prerna Kaul Mishra
Hardcover (Edition: 2008)
Vitasta Publishing Pvt. Ltd
Item Code: NAG925
$35.00$28.00
You save: $7.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

Nice website..has a collection of rare books.
Srikanth
Beautiful products nicely presented and easy to use website
Amanda, UK.
I received my order, very very beautiful products. I hope to buy something more. Thank you!
Gulnora, Uzbekistan
Thank you very much for the courtesy you showed me for the time I buy my books. The last book is a good book. İt is important in terms of recognizing fine art of İndia.
Suzan, Turkey
Thank You very much Sir. I really like the saree and the blouse fit perfeact. Thank You again.
Sulbha, USA
I have received the parcel yesterday and the shiv-linga idol is sooo beautiful and u have exceeded my expectations...
Guruprasad, Bangalore
Yesterday I received my lost and through you again found order. Very quickly I must say !. Thank you and thank you again for your service. I am very happy with this double CD of Ustad Shujaat Husain Khan. I thought it was lost forever and now I can add it to my CD collection. I hope in the near future to buy again at your online shop. You have wonderful items to offer !
Joke van der Baars, the Netherlands
I recently ordered a hand embroidered stole. It was expensive and I was slightly worried about ordering it on line. It has arrived and is magnificent. I couldn't be happier, I will treasure this stole for ever. Thank you.
Jackie
Today Lord SIVA arrived well in Munich. Thank you for the save packing. Everything fine. Hari Om
Hermann, Munchen
Thank you very much for keeping such an exotic collection of Books. Keep going strong Exotic India!!!
Shweta, Germany
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India