Overview for The Great Ones (Volume One)
The Great Ones is that rare book, wherein the artistic and literary skills of the famous author-artist V.K. Subramanian are applied to an ennoblig theme; the life and work of the Great Ones, who have contributed to the advancement of human civilization and culture. The Great Ones dealt with fall into ten categories: 1. The Great Ones in Art (Painting, Sculpture & Architecture); 2. The Great Ones in Literature (Poetry, Drama, Fiction, etc.); 3. The Great Ones in Science; 4. The Great Ones in Medicine and Biology; 5. The Great Ones in Exploration (Scientists and Voyageurs); 6. The Great Ones in Philosophy; 7. The Great Ones inn Public Life; 8. The Great Ones in Social Reform; 9. The Great Ones in Business (Technology, Economics & Management); 10. The Greaat Ones in Entertainment (Music, Movies, Theatre & Sports); This book is the first volume in a ten-volume series, each volume dealing with 100 Great Ones (ten from each category). It will be an ideal presentation to every school and college student, enabling them to learn about the great ones who have made a difference to life on this planet by their lifework and adopt their own role-models to emulate.
V.K. Subramanian (Author)
Vadakaymadom Krishna Iyer Subramanian (b. 1930, Kerala, India) is an eminent scholar, whose life mission is to present to the world the treasures of ancient India, in the fields of art, literature, philosophy and religion. He has already translated several ancient texts into English. These include: Saundaryalahaari, Sivanandalahari, Sacred Songs off India, Maxims of Chanakya and Sri Rudraprasna. As a consultant for holistic health and spiritual development, he has spelt out the Hindu regimens in this regard in his popular book: The Holistic Way to Health, Happiness and Harmony. Subramanian's prolific literary output covers a variety of subjects ranging from astrology to art. He has been an astropalmic counselor for over 35 years. A retired officer of the Indian Audit and Accounts Service (which he joined in 1953), Subramanian is also a reputed painter, who has held 22 one-man shows and whose paintings (some of them in the Chandigarh Museum) have won wide acclaim from leading art critics of India. Subramanian who has traveled extensively in India, now lives in the United States of America.