Memories and Musings

Author Name: C.N. Pillai | Format: Paperback | Genre : Travel

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A collection of more than thirty short articles describing the author’s experiences during an eventful life of more than eighty years as a scientist and as a world traveler, presented fluently and with subdued humour. You read about the author’s travel to the USA by cargo ship at the young age of 22, his experiences as a student and the contrast between life in the USA in the 1950’s and today. Read about his travels to various countries and his belief that the journey is more interesting than the destination. Stories about his early life in Kerala in the 1950’s and in Chennai after retirement and his commentaries on current topics are narrated with passion, sincerity and humour.

C.N.Pillai (Chandrasekhara Narayana Pillai) was born in 1934 in Kerala, India. After an early education in India, he travelled to the USA for higher studies and research in chemistry, in 1955. After acquiring a Ph.D. from North-western University, Evanston, Illinois, he returned to India in 1961. The onward and return journeys were by ship. In India, after a brief stint in the industry, he joined the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. Engaged himself in teaching and research for more than 30 years, guided the Ph.D. work of more than twenty students, published more than 100 research papers in scientific journals and published a text book of organic chemistry. He is married to Padmavathi and has three children, a son and two daughters. He has settled in Chennai after retirement, with his family, spends his time reading, writing and walking along the coast of the Bay of Bengal enjoying the sea, the sand, the sun and the breeze and the flora and fauna and the company of friends.

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Title: Memories and Musings
Product ID: 111999-1322545-SIL-NED-T0-DEEP-NA-IND-GU
ISBN: 978-1-64429-870-1
Format: Paperback
Date of Publication: 20-11-2018
Year: 2018

A collection of more than thirty short articles describing the author’s experiences during an eventful life of more than eighty years as a scientist and as a world traveler, presented fluently and with subdued humour. You read about the author’s travel to the USA by cargo ship at the young age of 22, his experiences as a student and the contrast between life in the USA in the 1950’s and today. Read about his travels to various countries and his belief that the journey is more interesting than the destination. Stories about his early life in Kerala in the 1950’s and in Chennai after retirement and his commentaries on current topics are narrated with passion, sincerity and humour.

C.N.Pillai (Chandrasekhara Narayana Pillai) was born in 1934 in Kerala, India. After an early education in India, he travelled to the USA for higher studies and research in chemistry, in 1955. After acquiring a Ph.D. from North-western University, Evanston, Illinois, he returned to India in 1961. The onward and return journeys were by ship. In India, after a brief stint in the industry, he joined the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. Engaged himself in teaching and research for more than 30 years, guided the Ph.D. work of more than twenty students, published more than 100 research papers in scientific journals and published a text book of organic chemistry. He is married to Padmavathi and has three children, a son and two daughters. He has settled in Chennai after retirement, with his family, spends his time reading, writing and walking along the coast of the Bay of Bengal enjoying the sea, the sand, the sun and the breeze and the flora and fauna and the company of friends.

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Title:Memories and Musings
Product ID: 111999-1322545-SIL-NED-T0-DEEP-NA-IND-GU
ISBN:978-1-64429-870-1
Format:Paperback
Date of Publication: 20-11-2018
Year: 2018

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