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I Too Had a Dream (English, Paperback, Kurien Verghese)

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I Too Had a Dream  (English, Paperback, Kurien Verghese)

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Highlights
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Roli Books Pvt Ltd
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • ISBN: 9788174364074, 8174364072
  • Pages: 249
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Dr. Verghese Kurien dedicated his entire lifetime to the development of India. Known as the ‘Father of the White Revolution’, Kurien tells the story of his life, how he planned and shaped the milk industry in the book, I Too Had a Dream.

Summary of the book

Dr. Verghese Kurien has made immense contribution to the formation and running of milk cooperatives across the country. As he is the architect of ‘Operation Flood’ which is the largest dairy programme in the world, Dr. Kurien has made India one of the largest milk producers in the world.

In the book I Too Had a Dream, Dr. Kurien has penned down about his life, his contribution to the dairy industry of the country and much more about his multifaceted personality. 

About Dr. Verghese Kurien

Dr. Verghese Kurien is a science and engineering graduate from Madras University and Michigan State University, USA, respectively. He is known as the father of the white revolution and has made immense contributions to the dairy industry. He has penned down the book I Too Had a Dream which is a collection of his memoirs.

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  • Roli Books Pvt Ltd
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  • Born in Calicut, Kerala, Dr Verghese Kurien graduated in science and engineering from Madras University and Michigan State University, USA, respectively. He began his career in dairying at the government’s creamery in Anand, Gujarat, later joining the Kaira District Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union Limited (now Amul). As Chairman of the National Dairy Development Board, he implemented ‘Operation Flood’.\nHe has received countless awards, including the Ramon Magsaysay Award (1963), Wateler Peace Prize (1986), World Food Prize (1989), Padma Shri (1965), Padma Bhushan (1966) and Padma Vibhushan (1999).\nDr. Kurien is currently chairman of the Institute of Rural Management, Anand, chairman of the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation and chairman of the National Cooperative Dairy Federation of India.
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  • 216 mm
Length
  • 140 mm
Weight
  • 50 gr
Ratings & Reviews
4.6
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5

Inspirational!!

I have always admired Amul butter and i still do cherish it as its part of my breakfast. It's from here the curiosity grew to find out who was behind AMUL. Having read this book gave me a clear insight of a man with a mission to serve our nation's farmers.

It must have been a very frustrating journey for Dr. Verghese Kurien to tackle government bureaucracy apart from the serious ground issues in creating a world class organisation.

With little funds and many hindrance, he was still able to ...
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Harshit Kumar

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Ruthlessly honest and truthful

Read this book...it is about an engineer, who knows nothing abt cows, went to build asia's largest milk co-op. this is a story of a young indian with fire - like most of us are. it will tell you what it takes to get things done.

i specially like the para on pg 196, where NZ officer threaths Dr Kurian to stop exporting amul abroad, and global market 'belongs' to them. having already heard a lot an angry kurian says 'if all indians were to spit, your nation will drown in it. dont tell me what...
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Aditya

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19 Dec, 2012

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And what a dream !!!

All of us have one life, each day with 24 hours ...... evenly distributed. Yet, so few of us create real value within this time. V Kurien packed so much into his allotted time in this world, quietly and persistently adding immeasurable value to millions of other lives. A great man .... yet so humble. A must read eye-opener for all of us to whom a poor farmer is just part of the scenery as we drive through rural India.
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Ram Mahadevan

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17 Sep, 2011

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multi personality of professional manage

This book review the multi personality of professional manage (Kurien Verghese) & a visionary (Tribhuvandas Patel) – Team who created Operation Flood. This is the story not only of operation Flood but also a story to develop a technology to process Buffalo Milk.
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Pradnesh Killedar

9 Nov, 2011

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Inspirational ... Unbelievable..!

I just could not beleive one man could stand so much opposition and win so many people's hearts in the notorious buearocracy of India. Anyone else would have given up after the initial years. And just look at the salary he took till the end...! Would anyone of us dare to walk along such ways? 50+ years committed to a country's welfare--he deserves all the awards this nation can bestow upon an individual.Sorry, he is not an individual, he is an institution by himself. All his team members and...
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Roopa Haridas

6 May, 2012

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Inspiring and monumental

This book covers from pre to post liberalization situation for cooperative movements across India, particularly the diary cooperatives.

Kurian hints how the bureaucratic institutions perform, how ministers influence the decisions. This book is about the fight of common farmers lead by their manger in the government, against the self-centered people from the same government.

It's a great read and a refresher.
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Shivraj Rath

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22 Jan, 2012

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Utterly-Butterly Mind-blowing!!

I came across this book in a quiz event, and being a book freak, bought this immediately... and from the start, this book held my attention; thus accompanying me on my way to home and back from hostel on the college bus, and finished it in 10 days. a journey of the pillars of the white revolution...
verghese kurian- the wall against all adversaries...
tribhuvandas patel- the union maker...
vallabh bhai patel- the visionary...
and...
the faith of the farmers...
it has been a fantastic re...
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yatendra mohan goyal

11 Nov, 2012

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I feel good for my country!!

After a long long time, I read a book at a stretch. "I too had a Dream" by Varghese Kurien. Started the book at Delhi airport and finished it at midnight at home. Excellent!! There were many parts in the book where I got very touched, e.g. Shastri Ji's visit to Anand and spending 1 night in a village as an anonymous person. So many things! After reading the book, I feel good for my country. rgds, Jayanto Karmakar
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Jayanto Karmakar

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6 Sep, 2011

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Really Nice

inspiring book!!!
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Harsh Yadav

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Excellent

thank you for fast delivery
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Flipkart Nayana

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