JOSEPH DALTON HOOKER (1817-1911) I was introduced to this English botanist and explorer by my father, when he invited me to have a look at the monumental work, ‘Flora of British India’. He had purchased a set of the seven volume work from Sotheby’s and it was one of his prized possessions. Joseph Dalton Hooker […]
A biography is a detailed description or account of someone’s life. It entails more than basic facts. It contains education, work, relationships, and death. A biography also portrays a subject’s experience of these events, highlighting various aspects of his or her life, including intimate details of experience, and may include an analysis of a subject’s personality. Biographical works in diverse field—from literature to film—form politics to economics.
BALAKRISHNA DOSHI (1927-present) My acquaintance with Doshi goes back to 1995 when I was building a Heritage Park in Calcutta. The parent company was engaged in experimenting with an unique module to build a township which would accommodate the low, middle and higher income group houses. It is here that Doshi came in. A quite […]
A writer of both children’s fiction and short stories for adults, Dahl has been described as a master of story construction with a remarkable ability to weave a tale.
A Hungarian archaeologist,who worked in Central Asia.
The French diplomat who promoted the Suez Canal
Adèle Hugo was the youngest daughter of Victor Hugo, author of such famous works as Les Miserables Here is her story……one of the greatest of all love stories….
Virtually unknown during his lifetime, the works of Kafka have since been recognized as symbolizing modern man’s anxiety-ridden and grotesque alienation in an unintelligible, hostile, or indifferent world.
The improbable chain of events that led Alexander Fleming to discover penicillin in 1928 is the stuff of which scientific myths are made.
Thomas Young was an English polymath, contributing to the scientific understanding of vision, light, solid mechanics, energy, physiology, and Egyptology.
Olmsted was a the leading landscape architect of the post-Civil War generation, and has long been acknowledged as the father of modern landscape architecture.