- Paperback: 263 pages
- Publisher: Rupa Publications India (14 February 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 8129145219
- ISBN-13: 978-8129145215
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.7 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,354 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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India’s Railway Man: A Biography of E. Sreedharan Paperback – 14 Feb 2017
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About the Author
Rajendra B. Aklekar has been a journalist in Mumbai, India, for more than twenty years. His book Halt Station India was nominated as the best Non-Fiction Book at the Bangalore Literature Festival 2015 and Atta Galatta Literary Awards.
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Top Customer Reviews
I received this book today (20.02.2017) 11 am and finished by 10:30 pm same day. Yes, I did had a lunch break and dinner. Being a Civil Engineer myself I do envy Sreedharan’s achievements. Here I write about the book only.
Could have been better edited. But if you find Indian Railway fascinating and Delhi Metro gorgeous, you ought to read the story of E. Sreedharan. Would be a great gift to someone who needs shots of motivation and determination. The author has shared enough of real life stories that people actually look for in biographies. Specially the stories about how E. Sreedharan dealt with politicians and babus. And there are lot of things to inspire people. Specially those who are honest and find it difficult to survive in the real imperfect world.
For people who like to go in details:
India’s Railway Man will easily qualify as semi-Autobiography there are ample accounts in the words of Sreedharan himself. Though this makes reader going back and forth, but still it is interesting to read Metro Man’s entire life – from a humble beginning to an engineer from so-so college to Indian Railway Services, to uncountable transfers to making of a great technocrat to 22 years long Kolkata metro project to – obvious Konkan Railway and Delhi Metro… and it is this 85 year old man behind restructuring of Railways recently by Suresh Prabhu.
Content of the book is heavily researched and authentic. Writing style is fast paced and entertaining. There is something worth learning in every page (as I can see some underlined sentences in each page, yes, I always use a pen when I read ;P).Read more ›
Rajendra B. Aklekar’s passion for railway can be sensed through his style of writing. The way he discusses few projects in depth tells how much author has invested himself in this field. And that’s the reason when he writes about the most famous man in the history of Indian Railway, his enthusiasm and curiosity for the same can be deciphered. Rajendra has not only discussed the man but the development of Indian Railways during the same era in detail.
The book is nicely divided in section making it easy for the reader to understand every important project that the Railway Man has accomplished in his tenure. The few big decisions and challenges that the Man faced during his career is also described which no other person at his place would have questioned or initiated. The way he fought his own battle for gaining the amount of salary as per his designation and work is a wonderful part in the book.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Practical lesson are important than just talk.Humble and simple life.Great man and his work.Dmrd is best in the world.l thank the author.Published 1 month ago by dr s m hombali.
An insightful , well written biography of one of the most inspirational persons of our times, a must read for all youngstersPublished 1 month ago by Sachin Divgi
Good book. Details abound. Attention to small things.
At some places some details could be abridged. Inspirational and thought provoking.
Covered all sides of his life. His critiques' views were also captured and thus making it a complete biography. ThanksPublished 2 months ago by GOWRI SHANKAR MAHALINGAM