Rajeev Katyal is an alumnus of IIM Kolkata, Delhi College of Engineering and St. Columba’s High School. A veteran of the Human Resource Development industry, he has over 33 years experience in the field of Education and Skill Development.
He has written, spoken and advised on various education and training forums. He has been a member of the School Education Committees of both the Confederation of Indian Industry as well as the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Rajeev Katyal is of the opinion that Indian history should be written in such a way that young Indians, history buffs and serious students of the subject can find it readable and it changes their perspective of India and develops greater national pride.
Driven by this passion, he has studied Indian history and counts the subject Indian Social and Political History studied at IIM Kolkata as one of his favorites. Incidentally it is IIM Kolkata that has given many writers to the Indian historical scene. He has now authored his first work Battles of Delhi that focuses on the theme of preserving the unity and integrity of India by studying a series of battles fought around the city that determined whether it was the invaders or Indians who would rule India.
As Director Education at Microsoft, rajeev Katyal led Microsoft initiatives in the Education sector of India, also interacting with leading Education bodies and authorities on policy and education initiatives. He has also led several Education and Training businesses at NIIT, travelling the length and breadth of India to implement large scale training programs. Today he leads a chain of schools in India and Japan called the Global Indian International Schools, virtually setting up and running schools from scratch to full functionality. Visiting 25 countries and setting up NIIT in 16 of them is an achievement he is proud of.
India has possessed a powerful culture and great civilization over the last five thousand years that has dominated South and East Asia, as well as influencing Central and West Asia and Europe. Yet India’s affluence has also made it vulnerable to attacks by outside forces seeking to benefit from the fabled wealth of the country.
I wish to express my views/quote about your book “Battles for Delhi – Dilli Kareeb Ast ” looks closely at the ups and downs of India’s strength and unity as a nation over the centuries. It examines the reasons what made India strong and weak at different times and how such issues are relevant in the current context.
In a wide sweep encompassing several centuries the author gives the reader a vivid picture of the rise and fall of dynasties. It also suggests reasons for the success or failure of central rule from the capital Delhi; the crux of this argument is that strong central rule has been better able to cope with invasions from outside.
The author has successfully woven an intricate web of political warp and woof, using the complex threads of political conspiracies, intrigues, jealousy, and lethargy that often led to the humiliation of the imperial forces of Delhi at the hands of foreign invaders time and again.
Global Indian School Education Services
August 2010 – Present (7 years)
Microsoft Corporation ( I ) Pvt. Ltd.
March 2008 – December 2010
(2 years 10 months)
Senior Vice President
April 2005 – February 2008
The Book “Battles for Delhi – Dilli Kareeb Ast“ talks about preserving and strengthening the unity and integrity of India. It looks at India through the eyes of its Capital city Delhi and the Battles in history around Delhi over 600 years that shaped the destiny of both the Nation and the City itself.