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Hand of Destiny- Memoirs (Vol-III)

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Item Code: AZB648
Author: C. Subramaniam
Publisher: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
Language: English
Edition: 2010
Pages: 264
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 9 x 5.5 Inches
Weight 510 gm
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About The Book

This volume is a fascinating journey through the last three decades of the illustrious life of one of independent India's great achievers, 'Bharat Ratna' Shri C. Subramaniam.

The volume starts with a riveting account of the tumultuous events leading to the split in the Congress party. The author leads us through the many major responsibilities he had shouldered and his innovative interventions: as the first Minister of Science and Technology and the first National S & T Plan; Minister of Planning and an attempt at a strategic shift; Industrial Development and streamlining approval processes; enunciating the first National Security Policy; a spell of Governorship; fulfilling involvement with Bhavan; and establishing National Agro Foundation during the sunset phase of his life.

The author's personality of head and heart breathes through these pages: intense patriotism; abiding concern for the country's development; passion for science and technology; uncompromising integrity; and a firm hope in the country's future.

About the Author

Shri C. Subramaniam (b. Jan. 30, 1910), popularly known as 'C.S.', is one of the few Indian statesmen of whom it could be said that he was a friend of truth, of soul sincere, in action faithful, who gave no false promises, served no private end.

As Minister, both at the State-level and at the Centre, Shri Subramaniam played a significant role in various fields of national endeavour—education, agriculture, planning, industry, science and technology, finance and defence. Well-known as the 'Father of the Green Revolution,' he is a seasoned parliamentarian and an accomplished writer and author of several books.

He has been associated with Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan—the largest comprehensive, apolitical, national cultural organisation of India with an international outlook — for several years. He became its President in 1990.

1932 : Graduated in Law : Joined the Civil Disobedience Movement as a Congress volunteer and was imprisoned. 1936 : Practised law in Coimbatore. 1941 : Participated in the Individual . Satyagraha and was jailed. 1943 : Detained for taking part in the Quit India Movement. 1946-52: Member of Constituent Assembly and Provisional Parliament. 1952-62: Madras Legislative Assembly Member and Minister concurrently in charge of Finance, Education, Law. 1962-67 : At the Centre : Union Minister of Steel, Mines and Heavy Engineering, Food and Agriculture, Community Development and Co-operation. 1971-77 : Minister for Planning, Science and Technology, Industrial Development and Finance. 1979 : Minister for Defence. 1990-93 : Governor of Maharashtra.

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