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Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. A gripping story about a man and his determination to succeed amidst hardship and hurdles, the book not only captures the essence of perseverance, but also beautifully portrays how the desire and a thirst for knowledge indeed, does lead to greatness.
His courage and conviction, to get an education in spite of growing up in a society ridden with prejudice and reeking with the aftermath of the apartheid, is astutely covered by the author.
Short, simple and neatly written, Gavankar has touched every aspect of the life and struggles of Carver, his achievements and his many talents. Known as the Peanut Man in America and all around the world today, Carver is said to be the man behind the development of the quintessential American spread, the peanut butter. His message - about persevering in the face of adversity and making something out of whatever one has in life - is simply but clearly depicted, and this biography has served as an inspiration to hundreds of Indians all over the country.
Soon to be available as an audiobook, Ek Hota Carver has also had the distinction of being run into 34 editions. Get A Copy. Paperback , Deluxe edition , pages. Published by Rajhans Prakashan first published More Details Original Title.
Other Editions 3. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Deepak Sathe how to read a online story book? Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. Sort order. May 12, Ajith V J rated it really liked it. Thanks to the recommendation from a friend, now I know a little about the selfless man: George Washington Carver.
In the first half author tells us the childhood of Carver as detailed stories while in the second half we see glimpses of his professional life and his achievements. View 1 comment.
Mar 20, Vinayak Deshpande rated it it was amazing. Very inspiring book. Jun 17, Anuja rated it it was amazing. I was one of the ranking students of my class in the fourth grade and as a memento, I received this book. To this date, I am grateful to whoever decided this was the gift.
This book is meant for the young audience, who are just starting out their academic life and learning a new outlook. Veena Gavankar Madam cultivated a love of biographies in me. She has the flowy and simple language.
You will not find any flowery words in her books, her books are simple, to the point and impressive. About this I was one of the ranking students of my class in the fourth grade and as a memento, I received this book. About this book, it tells you about Dr. Carver and his journey from lowly slave to the world-renowned scientist and teacher.
It teaches you about kindness, struggles and most importantly never to give up. The road Dr. Carver traveled had many ups and downs and the book depicts it in a way that even young audience realizes the gravity of it. I will vote this book as The must-read for every reader out there waiting for their next perfect book!
For years this book is in my collection. But it was destined to be read in the very recent past,just a few days ago. A common curious child with all his struggle becomes scientist ,rather scientist is very short intoduction,he was all he could become, a self reliant person working hard for people. Scientist,artist, Agriculturist. He could have become musician,painter etc but chose to concentrate on agriculture as people need it.
I For years this book is in my collection. We need such people like George Washington Carver who can help farmers so much so that if market was absent fo r any crop he created it by making s of product from single crop. A story of grit and perseverance - Veena Gavankar's timeless biography charts the incredible journey of Dr. George Washington Carver from his birth as a slave to the Pantheon of American icons.
The author does a commendable job to elucidate Dr. Carver's life's work as America's foremost botanist blended with a philosophy of striving for the "greater good". This book deserves to be widely read and is increasingly relevant today as Dr.
Carver demonstrates how to live in harmony with nature in a con A story of grit and perseverance - Veena Gavankar's timeless biography charts the incredible journey of Dr. Carver demonstrates how to live in harmony with nature in a consumerist world. Jan 12, Pranjal rated it it was amazing.
It has been a long time since I read this marvel. I was not an avid reader back then. I literally hated reading. My parents and grandparents kept asking me to read this book. Never had I tried reading a Marathi book before If a book changes the way you think about something or the way you look at things, it has served its purpose.
This book owns that power. Do read it. Sep 18, Ksandeep23 rated it it was amazing. Although I am in the middle of this book, have to agree that this will be one of the best I will ever read. Really need atleast one Carver in our country looking at the effects of global warming. Dec 30, Amar rated it really liked it. Excellent biography of Dr. Carver made available in Maathi. I read it long time ago.
Need re-read it now. Brilliant translation of the original work in English. Carver was a multi faceted personality. His research work on ground nut and cotton has revolutionised farming. Hailing from a humble back ground in an African American family and achieving success by persistent efforts, the biography is nothing short of iconic. Despite his success, Carver retained his simple lifestyle till the end of his life.
A must read. Apr 13, Prashant Mane rated it really liked it. It is a biography of George W Carver, an American agricultural scientist and inventor. He was a black scientist in earlier 20th century and no parents. Thia book tells all his struggles in his life which never left his back. He worked very hard in his field still he had to face discrimination and insults. Jan 01, Vishnu Chipade rated it it was amazing. A very inspirational life story.
Short but providing enough insights into Carver's experiences, struggles, and determination which can inspire the reader to their bit towards the society. It would change the reader's perspective towards nature and life as a whole. Nov 04, Jayesh Bhaware rated it it was amazing.
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