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Grit: The Vishwas Story

Vishwas K.S.

V.R. Ferose

Sriram Jagannathan

Para-Swimmer. Martial Artist. Dancer.

Vishwas dons many hats, and he dons them well.

At ten, when he loses his arms in a tragic accident, the sudden and debilitating limitations zap the light from his world. Things that required little to no effort are now traumatizing, challenging and downright impossible. Heartbreak insidiously colours Vishwas's adolescence – every day a constant reminder of what could have been. But bright lights dot his gloomy skies. With the support and love he receives from his family, friends and coaches, he evolves into a formidable force. And on his way to building a legacy as a successful para-swimmer, the Bengaluru wunderkind unwittingly inspires those wading through the tricky rapids of life.

Grit: The Vishwas Story is an illustrated ode to a man who surpasses unimaginable hardships and comes out the other end with integrity, optimism and gratitude. This powerful and tender tale will break your heart and put the pieces back together with a hopeful, life-affirming touch.

  • Classification : Biography & Memoir
  • Pub Date : NOV 5, 2022
  • Imprint : Hachette India
  • Page Extent : 192
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9789393701459
  • Price : INR 499
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Vishwas K.S.

Vishwas K.S. is an international para-swimming champion, motivational speaker, dancer and martial artist. He has represented India in prestigious para-swimming competitions and has secured numerous medals. In 2016, he won two silver and one bronze at the Speedo Can Am Para-Swimming Championships held in Ottawa, Canada. He followed this successful streak by landing another bronze at the IDM Berlin Para Swimming German Open in 2017 and 2018. At the National Para Swimming Competition in Udaipur, he won a gold and two silver. He then took the count higher by winning five gold medals at the Indian Open Swimming Competition, Bengaluru, in 2018.

Vishwas has been conferred several prestigious state, national and international awards – most notably the Special Golden Achiever Award by AUGP, US; National Role Model Award by the former vice president of India (2018); Kempegowda Award; the Vishweshwariah Ratna Award; and the Shoorveer Award by Ample Mission, Mumbai. He hopes to live a life of dignity, self-reliance, and financial independence. It is his deep desire to initiate public dialogue around disability and bring substantial change in the world. He currently lives in Bengaluru with his wife, Lakshmi, and his daughter, Prashasti. The royalties from the sale of this book will go to his family.

(Email: vishwasks303@gmail.com; Instagram: @vishwasksvishu; Mobile: +91 9972530303)

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V.R. Ferose

V.R. Ferose is a software executive based in Silicon Valley and is an author, columnist and inclusion evangelist. He is the founder of India Inclusion Foundation, a Bengaluru-based non-profit organization that aims to bring acceptance and inclusion for the disabled to the forefront. Ferose was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2012. He was featured in 'India's 40 under 40' list in 2014 and was recognized with the AUCD award by US Senator Tom Harkin for his path-breaking initiative 'Autism at Work' at SAP. Simultaneously, he has co-authored bestsellers such as Gifted: Inspiring Stories of People with Disabilities (2014) and The Invisible Majority (2021). He writes the biweekly column FLYLEAF for New Indian Express. He lives in Cupertino with his wife, Deepali, and son, Vivaan. (Website: www.ferosevr.com; Email: ferosevr2015@gmail.com; Twitter: @VRFerose)

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Sriram Jagannathan

Sriram Jagannathan is a writer, illustrator and designer from Chennai. He is a consultant and mentor in the User Experience space for digital products and helps organizations by advocating for design thinking to C-suite players. His experience in design spans multiple spheres – fashion, textile design, web-based courseware, animation branding, sportswear and graphic novels. The threads that connect his many ventures are creativity and storytelling, his first love. He is also a firm believer in the power of art and design to transform how we experience the world. Sriram is the author of two graphic novels: Mai, published by Notion Press in 2018, and Grit: The Major Story, published by Hachette India in 2019. This is his third book. (Email: sriramjag@gmail.com; Instagram: @sriramjag)

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