• Biography

    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.

JOSEPH DALTON HOOKER

English Botanist

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 […]

BALAKRISHNA DOSHI

Architect

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 […]

ROALD DAHL

Writer

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.

AUREL STEIN

Hungarian Archaeologist

A Hungarian archaeologist,who worked in Central Asia.

FERDINAND de LESSEPS

The French diplomat who promoted the Suez Canal .

The French diplomat who promoted the Suez Canal

ADèLE HUGO

The story of Adèle Hugo

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….

FRANZ KAFKA

Franz Kafka, has come to be one of the most influential writers of this century.

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.

ALEXANDER FLEMING

Fleming, was a Scottish research scientist

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

The Last Man Who Knew Everything .

Thomas Young was an English polymath, contributing to the scientific understanding of vision, light, solid mechanics, energy, physiology, and Egyptology.

FREDERICK LAW OLMSTEAD

One of the greatest champions of the City Beautiful movement

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.

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