Author: Dilip M Salwi
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129104911
As a young man he presented a paper on astrophysics that was publicly ridiculed by the eminent astrophysicist A S Eddington. However, this did not stop S Chandrasekhar from becoming one of the giants of astrophysics and winning the Nobel Prize.
Chandrasekhar let time judge his work and one day hew was proved right. His seminal paper proved the existence of those mysterious stars called black holes. He is today recognized for his theory called Chandrasekhar’s Limit for white dwarf stares and also for his authoritative books on several astrophysical subjects.
This is the story of a true polymath whose interests ranged from interstellar galaxies and neuron stars to classical music and English literature. Recognized among the greatest astrophysicists of the twentieth century, Chandra till his last day remained a true scientist, devoted to his research, his students, and sharing his knowledge with the astrophysical community.
THE CHARITAWALI SERIES
Charitavali is a series of biographies dedicated to the legendary figures on India. The series presents that lives of great kings, freedom fighters, political thinkers, social reformers, pioneers of industry, eminent scientists, philosophers, artists, musicians, dancers and film stars, writers and sports people.
These biographies have been written for the reader who is curious about the life, achievements and character of these legends. Full of fascinating stories and facts, written in an easy, story telling style, these biographies will make these great Indians and their times come alive for the reader.
The Child Hero
The Breakthrough and Humiliation
America Becomes Home
A Lifelong Pursuit
Gentleman and Scholar
Sayings of S Chandrasekhar