Mission to Teach

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About the author:
In 2009, following the loss of their beloved daughter, Dipak and his wife, Radha, launched the Jhumki Basu Foundation, to carry on her remarkable legacy.

The same year, with the support of Jhumki's well-wishers and her extensive archives, Dipak began his daughter's biography, drawing upon his writing experience in historical fiction: A Flight of Green Parrots, published in 2004, and its sequel, The Tide of Silver, to be released in 2014.

A former high-tech executive at Cisco Systems, Dipak has spent much of his life employing technology in humanitarian missions worldwide, having set up successful nonprofits, Anudip and NetHope.

Mission to Teach

The Life and Legacy of a Revolutionary Educator

Authored by Dipak Basu
Introduction by Dr. Jane Goodall DBE
Edition: 1

Mission to Teach, winner of 2014 Indie Book Awards for Biography and Education, is the inspirational story of a courageous teacher who took on American science education reform against deeply-established practices, suffering along the way several tragedies that only spurred her on to astonishing achievements in her all-too-short lifetime.

Spanning four continents, Mission to Teach covers the life and work of NYU Professor Jhumki Basu, who developed ground-breaking techniques that were rooted in her own teaching experiences in embattled inner-city schools.

Incredibly, Jhumki realized her achievements while she battled breast cancer with grace for seven years before it engulfed her at age 31 - but could not stop her legacy.

Publication Date:
0988838567 / 9780988838567
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Biography & Autobiography / Educators

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