autobiography is a rare story of the courage and conviction of a person
holding a position of power and authority, taking on the high and the mighty,
refusing to buckle under pressure and commit acts which are unethical and
illegal, risking his career time and again in the process. The author had a
journey in defiance, fighting relentlessly against the corrupt system. During
his tenureship of two decades, he had to often face ‘the trails by fire’, in
order to secure his college with a solid foundation of perennial values,
transparency and commitment to truth. This is a tale of that journey.|
The autobiography is in four parts.
Part: Blissful ignorance- narrates the life of a rustic village boy and his journey of transformation.
Part II: Awakening- is about the author’s struggle to find meaning and purpose for existence and the story of how he became a teacher, quite by chance.
Part III: Rise – is regarding his appointment and role as the Principal, the conspiracy to scuttle the appointment and his legal battles.
Part IV: Turbulence- is about his uninterrupted nerve-racking duel with multiple authorities to reinstate the truth and justice and protect the institution of a Principal. It is also about how by taking a high moral ground and displaying a young, prompt and agile frame of mind, he weathered a turbulent period of calculated verbal assaults, aimed at making him dispirited and crippled. Needless to say, the truth ultimately triumphed. This is the first time that such an autobiography has been penned by the Head of any educational institution, giving a gripping account of his torrid time. A story of grit and determination through personal and professional set-backs which have not been able to deter him from his mission. The book makes an interesting and inspirational read. It is rich, engaging and extremely truthful.
The head of educational institution, particularly the future generation of academic administrators will definitely profit by it.