This is the story of my life; my memoirs written as desired by my children. It took me five years to complete the 78 years of journey, contained in 300 pages. Though I was reluctant to start, as I endured through and completed the book, I realized that the experience was very much worth my effort. As much it was a rewarding opportunity to revisit my past, it was also a revelation that all lives ought to have such an introspection documented. It is particularly relevant for each migrant who left the land of their birth in search of a destiny, since such citations would remain the only link for their descendants to connect with their heritage, their ancestry. And it may be interesting story for those who are curious to know…The author.
(What makes this book unique, informative and interesting)
*It is perhaps the first such publication from over 1.4 million Indians who have chosen the USA as their domicile.
*It is the story of one of the ‘most educated, most successful and the most industrious’ group of migrants in the history of America.
*It is a unique orientation for the readers to know how life was in the pre-independent, colonial, British India during the global depression times; and about its rich, colorful, cultural customs, festivals and traditions.
*It is the story of a child who got his first pair of footwear in his 6th grade and who studied under the light of a kerosene lamp, managing to become a doctor, crossing the seas to get over to America, establishing as a successful physician and the president of a nationally known medical clinic.
*It is the story of the first wave of immigrants from the subcontinent who brought in, initiated and then established awareness of ancient Indian philosophy and culture in the cowboy country.
*It is also the story of a typical migrant who contributed much to enrich the country he has chosen as his domicile, thus presenting a bold case on the political dialog scene and the extreme viewpoints in our ongoing presidential debates.