Book Details

Book title: MAJOR MINER: The incredible journey of a mutinous youth in India to professor of mining in Australia
Author(s): Gour Sen
ISBN: 9788182746183
Publication Year: 2012
Binding: HB
Pages: 250
Price: Rs. 995 Rs. 995
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This is the story of a kid from Calcutta, a street fighter whose life might have been brief and tragic. But he was lucky and he stumbled on his life’s passion, the dark and dangerous world of mining. Eventually, he ran away from home and family to study mining in Wales. His luck held. He found his next passion, his life partner Brigid, and together they embarked on a journey that took them to every continent in the world. He was fascinated by explosives and learned everything he could about this rapidly emerging field. With experience, his knowledge grew and with it came an international reputation. There was a demand for his expertise and finally he realized the need to pass it on to the next generation. He entered the academic world and became a professor of Mining Engineering. It was a long way from a Calcutta street gang to an international reputation along with tremendous hard work and determination. So, take this journey with the major miner, Gour Sen.

ABOUT Author


Professor Gour Sen graduated from the University of Durham, UK, with a PhD in mining engineering. His career started as an underground coal miner near Cardiff in Wales, where he had obtained his initial mining degree, after which he worked for a major explosives manufacturing company in the UK and overseas. Professor Sen then joined an international drilling and blasting contractor, and became the Technical Services Manager for that company.

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