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Kites & Candy

Early Life in The Sugar Belt
Ashok Purandutt
Type: Print Book
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Language: English
Price: ₹399 + shipping
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Surprisingly memories of childhood adventures stay with you longer than ones that are more recent. Sometimes just a single childhood episode grips you and you can live in it as and when you want. The reader journeys in time with the author to share his exploratory childhood. These are the times when the sugar industry was an important contributor to India’s industrial development.
With Khokan just a year old, Puran Dutt relinquishes his job – in East Bengal now finally Bangladesh, and takes up a new assignment in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh. The 1947 partition of the country necessitated this move as continuing at Gopalpur, Rajshahi (Bangladesh) would have been perilous.. The managing agents of North Bengal Sugar Mills have been thoroughly impressed by Puran Dutt’s engineering acumen and his zeal and understanding of sugar manufacture. They suggested that he take on the responsibility of their new acquisition – Raza Sugar Factory, Rampur, Uttar Pradesh.
It is in Rampur that Khokan escapes death not once but on three separate occasions – from drowning, from being burnt alive, and from an affliction.

About the Author

Ashok Purandutt is an Engineer a Trainer and a Coach. His father being a sugar technologist, Ashok experienced his childhood and juvenile years in the sugar producing districts of Uttar Pradesh. He is a keen observer and is possessed with an incredibly vast memory. His share of mini adventures and near fatal incidents etched on his young mind haunt him to this day. His escapades can even today showcase the reader to life as it unfolded in the summers of post-independence India of the 1950s. Born in the sub-Himalayan climes of Nainital, a popular north-Indian hill station where he has had pleasurable cool time at his birthplace.
His contact: ashokdaga@gmail.com

Book Details

ISBN: 9789354078989
Publisher: Ashok Purandutt Daga
Number of Pages: 228
Dimensions: 5"x8"
Interior Pages: B&W
Binding: Paperback (Perfect Binding)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)

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