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A Child of Destiny: An Autobiography

 
K Ramakrishna Rao (Author)
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Contents: Preface. 1. Growing Up in a Rural Community. 2. First Trip to USA. 3. Return to USA. 4. Unexpected Twists and Turns: Again, the Hand of Destiny. 5. Back to Andhra University. 6. Two Decades Heading the Institute of Parapsychology. 7. Brief Stint in NTR’s Government. 8. Beginning of a New Phase. 9. Unexpected Assignments. 10. Concluding Thoughts. Bibliography of PublicationsThis book is an autobiographical essay of a man who rose from a humble beginning in a remote village with one room elementary school to attend the University of Chicago, with its impressive Gothic structures ranked among the best in the world; and to become the Chancellor of a prestigious university in the country. Dr Rao attributes all this to destiny. Destiny in this view constitutes the circumstances in which one is situated; but it is the deftness with which one manoeuvres himself through the maze of circumstances that really matters in the final analysis.The book is offered as a possible source to inspire the aspiring individual not only to set noble goals but also find possible ways of reaching them. Blessed is the one who moves his way upward without hurting himself or others in the process. This has been the guiding principle of Dr Rao.

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About the author

K Ramakrishna Rao

Prof. K Ramakrishina Rao is a philosopher, psychologist and educationist with vast experience in national and international arena as a teacher, researcher and administrator. An acknowledged international authority on Indian psychology, consciousness studies and psychical research, Professor Rao has published nearly two hundred research papers and twelve books, the most recent ones include Consciousness Studies : Cross-Cultural Perspectives (McFarland, 2002), Towards a Spiritual Psychology edited with S.B. Marwaha (Samvad, India, 2005) and Handbook of Indian Psychology edited with Anand Paranjpe and Ajit K. Dalai (Foundation Books, 2008). The founder President of the Institute for Human Science and Service, Professor Rao is currently the Chairman of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Delhi.

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Bibliographic information

Title A Child of Destiny: An Autobiography
Format Hardcover
Date published: 24.02.2020
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher D.K. Printworld
Language: English
isbn 9788124610305
length 184p.