Verghese Kurien - The Milkman of India
Rohini Chowdhury
Dhruva Rao
age group: 
9+ yrs
Number of pages: 
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Can one man change the face of a stagnant industry in India? Read the life of Verghese Kurien, who was known as the Milkman of India. Almost single-handedly, he changed the dairy industry in India, taking India from being a milk-deficit nation to the largest producer of milk and milk products in the world. His work impacted for the better the lives of hundreds of thousands of rural families, particularly women. He is also the man behind Amul, possibly India’s best-known and best-loved brand of dairy foods.

This biography of Verghese Kurien reveals his tenacity, perseverance and complete dedication to the welfare of Indian farmers that helped him overcome various challenges. The interesting text and graphic novel format gives the book a unique flavor.

With an easy to read flowing narrative which sustains interest by graphically painting the ups and downs of an inspiring career., this book takes a look at the life of one of India’s most enterprising and innovative personalities ever.

Reviewed by Donna Reen