I Too Had a Dream has ratings and reviews. Komal said: Life’s Battles do not always go to the faster or stronger man, in the end the man who w. 45 quotes from I Too Had a Dream: ‘a person who does not have respect for time, and does not have a sense of timing, can achieve little.’. The book begins with the background of Dr Kurien. It also briefly tells how a sleepy and dusty little down transformed itself into the Milk Capital.

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Kirien also narrates how in times of difficulties, some important people were key in the sustainability of the project. Time and again they have revealed to me that they exist for their own power and pelf; they do not exist for the good dgeam the country. The book is full of interesting anecdotes regarding his mission.

This is something which none of the governments are still able to realize despite the book itself being over 10 years old. Dalaya and many more along with Mr.

Review of the book ‘I too had a dream’ by Verghese Kurein-by LG 6 | Social Entrepreneurship

Social Entrepreneurship exploring the unexplored………. The Prime Minister visited Ajarpura without any protection and stayed in the houses of Ramanbhai, a villager. This is a great and inspirational book about a man and a country, one that deserves to be read by every Indian. It blew my mind reading through the ingenious idea of Operation Flood by selling the donated Dairy drean. Pestonjee knew his son well ii left the management of only the Patna dairy to him.

Books by Verghese Kurien. It was not a mindless chase of making money but adhering to a vision and nobel intent.

Kurien defended the co-operative model with fervor to match and claimed that in the DNA of co-operative, lies only one point agenda and that is- empowerment and betterment of the livelihood of farmers by organizing their efforts through professional help.

With the view of not indulging too much the book also highlights how the families of national heroes like Sardar Vallabhbhai patel was ignored by the Gandhi family. He made most of the common resource that we all have – 24 hours in a day! Notify me of new comments via email. True dram is the development of women and men.

Books like these should be a required reading for the youth of today -who listless and disoriented- can still hopelike the protagonist, to find a calling and a dream-and also be realistic of what hard work, vergheze and integrity will be required of them, to make those dreams a reality.


All these countries wanted that Kurien should do something for them as well, as he had done in India.

We certainly need more professional management in agriculture in India to take our nation to the next level. And besides, may I know what other alternative you have? He then asked me if he should read me my future. During these visits he met many interesting people, with whom his experiences have been shared. Because policy making is in our hands — in the hands of the elite — and naturally, even unconsciously perhaps, when we make policies we make policies that suit us; we usurp the resources of this land somewhat shamelessly to benefit ourselves.

Kurien through his life shows how fulfilling and satisfactory life can be when we work for betterment of others’ lives instead working for our own profits. With a great message to learn and realise for empowering the group forming Spine of India. A fascinating read about how an initially-unwilling Kurien drove the success of the co-operative movement and white revolution.

The country can only progress if the real power of making decision emanates at the grass root level.

Verghese Kurien, who devoted a lifetime to pursue his dream of empowering the poor farmers of India. Like Sardar Patel, Dr. This is one of the best memoirs I have ever read.

But I had to honour the contract with the Government of India which had enabled my higher studies in the US and therefore, here I was in Anand, a fish out of water. But in later years, people skills were the need — skills that he seemed to lack. Shastriji was overwhelmed at the success of the dairy and wanted Kurien to replicate the same across India. But it is far, far worse to have too much money because then you will surely get corrupt. This book classically narrates how narrow minded, scruplous bureaucrats and politicians in their quest for personal petty egos and inexhaustible greed at An epic narration of how erudite but alienated Malyali christian from far-fetched lands in entire untoward serendipity lands upon government’s shoddy dairy in remote rural Hindu heartland of Kaira district in Gujarat and transforms it to world’s largest co-operative milk procurement,marketing and distribution network, we now proudly call AMUL.

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It is also interesting to note that the Anand model could succeed in India because the political elite ultimately was acting in the interests of its people and not in the interests of the Australian and New Zealand dairy industries. The one thing that I have never had a complaint about is the amount of love and respect which my dairy farmers showered upon me. I was the new dairy engineer to the Government of India Research Creamery verghes I realised very soon that I had no work at all.


In these memoirs, Dr Verghese Kurien, popularly known as the ‘father of the white revolution’, recounts, with customary candour, the story of his life and how he shaped the dairy industry. All in all, a fantastic read to realize the potential of Aam Admi.

I TOO HAD A DREAM – VERGHESE KURIEN Reviews, Summary, Story, Price, Online, Fiction, Nonfiction

Want to Read saving…. While this would have cost us nothing, we have preferred to spend crores of rupees in building five-star hospitals in cities. The revolution would not have been possible but for Tribhuvandas Patel who is introduced in the book with his noble qualities.

There have been instances where a long lost foe after getting a bureaucrat position takes on the oath of revenging against Dr. We’ll contact you shortly. In those days, however much milk was produced, we had to send it all to Bombay or it would spoil and be lost.

No amount of money, power could influence him to digress from the path of common good. Having lived in Gujarat for twelve years amid the wonders wrought by Dr. In doing so Kurein had to sacrifice his association with family. The government ought not to get into businesses. More than skill, resources and time, you also need people’s power to succeed in any project such as Operation Flood.

I was able to relate to Kurien almost all along when he spoke of his dreary days filled with bitter social experiences. Thus the National Dairy Development Board was set up and Kurien led it much of his life replicating the ‘Anand model’ across India successfully and also setting up the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation to market the products of the cooperatives. I cannot take the milk.