Dr. Sharadindu Mukerji was associated with geological investigations in Antarctica for nearly 26 years out of his 37 year long career with the geological survey of India. During this period he visited the South Polar Region four times in various capacities and spent two full winters in the frozen continent. In 1991-92 he led the Eleventh Indian Expedition to Antarctica and was also the Station Commander for the Ninth Winter Team at Maitri station. Between 1985 and 2009 his visits to Antarctica spanned between Dronning Maud Land in the East Antarctica and King George Island via Weddell Sea in the West. In this delightful book Sharadindu shares in a very lucid style his first hand experiences in Antarctica. The narration is free of scientific jargons and focuses on the life as one faces there. Thus, it not only makes the book read like a story full of thrill and adventure but also acts as a guide book for new age visitors to Antarctica.
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About the Author
Dr. SHARADINDU MUKERJI
Born : 09 November 1951 at Sitapur (U.P.)
Education : MSc. Ph.D. in Geology from BHU, Varanasi
Dr. Mukerji Superannuated as Deputy Director General, Geological Survey of India. He has been to Antarctica as part of Indian expedition teams on three different occasions between 1985 and 1993. In 2009 he represented India in the 28th Brazilian Antarctic Expedition under scientific personnel exchange programme of BRICS countries. Dr. Mukerji has been Leader of the Eleventh Indian Expedition (1991-92) as well as the Station Commander for the Ninth Winter Team (1992).
He received the National Mineral Award – 2004 for his contributions in India’s Antarctic Programme.
He is presently engaged with literary writing in Bangla and Hindi.
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About the Translator
Dr. DINESH SRIVASTAVA
Dr Dinesh Kumar Srivastava (b. 1952) is a theoretical nuclear physicist with the Department of Atomic Energy. He had his early education in Pratapgarh (U.P.) and Allahabad. He later joined the Training School of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai in 1970 after his graduation. He started his career as a Scientific Officer and retired in June 2016, as Director and Distinguished Scientist, Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata. During this period, he has also held extended visiting positions in Germany, USA, Canada, and South Africa.
He is well known for his work on nuclear reactions and electromagnetic signatures of quark gluon plasma and relativistic heavy ion collisions for which experiments are underway at CERN Geneva.
He is a Fellow of National Academy of Sciences India and Indian National Science Academy. Presently he is a Raja Ramanna Fellow at Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre and Senior Professor, Homi Bhabha National Institute.