This book by Vijayan Bala is related to India’s Olympic medal winners from 1900 till 2016. The book contains interviews of our individual medal winners in different sports. Descriptions of how we won our hockey medals along with interviews and write-ups of some of our hockey greats also feature in the book. The interviews and write-ups prioritize the journey and hard work put in by the players so that readers not only get to know about their achievements but also take inspiration from each one of them.
About The Author
Mr Vijayan Bala is an educationist. He has taught English in reputed schools such as Don Bosco (Park Circus), Kolkata, Modern School, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi and St Xavier’s Old Delhi;
been Vice Principal at the Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi and as Principal of Raunaq Public School, Ganaur near Sonepat. He has conducted workshops for English teachers and has written English help-books for ICSE and ISC students.
He has been on the statistical committees of the Board of Control for Cricket in India and the Cricket Association of Bengal. In 1974, he brought out INDIAN TEST CRICKET – A Statistical Digest
which had a foreword by Mr Vijay Merchant and was published by Vikas. He has three other books to his credit – a sports quiz book with a foreword by Olympic medalist Col Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and published by Roli Books and two books containing his interviews with famous Indian sports personalities published by Zorba Books.