The Old Man and His God: Discovering the Spirit of India
6 journalers for this copy...
It goes onto my TBR.....and then maybe I'll start a ring?
You can read an extract from the book here
From the back of the book:
People often ask me how it is that so many interesting things happen only to me. To them I reply that in life's journey we all meet strange people and undergo many experiences that touch us and sometimes even change us. If you have a sensitive mind and record your observations regularly, you will see your life too is a vast storehouse of stories.'
As she goes about her work with the villagers, slumdwellers and the common men and women of India, Sudha Murty, writer, social worker and teacher, listens to them and records what they have to say. Their accounts of the struggles and hardships which they have at times overcome, and at other times been overwhelmed by, are put together in this book.
A blind old man in a little Shiva temple offers the author shelter and peace in the midst of a storm and emerges as the most generous, unselfish soul she has ever met. A little stone bench under a banyan tree in a village in Karnataka is the perfect place for travellers to rest and forget their burdens for a while as they chat with the man sitting there patiently listening to them, a better counsellor than one can find anywhere in the city.
There are stories about people's generosity—and selfishness—in times of natural disasters like the tsunami; women struggling to speak out in a world that refuses to listen to them and tales of young professionals trying to find their feet as they climb up the corporate ladder.
Told simply and directly from the heart, The Old Man and His God is a collection of snapshots of the varied facets of human nature and a mirror to the souls of the people of India.
Okyrhoe (Greece- Intl)
Jemilyboo (UK - Intl)
Sistert (USA - Intl)
Hollydolly (Canada - Intl)
This book finally starts its journey to Lyzzybee in the UK.
Safe travels little book!
This is the 1,000th book I've caught! Eeps!
Thank you very much for this - and I will put this author onto my wish lists.
I have PM'd the next reader and will send it on as soon as I have an address.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Sending to Okyrhoe. Other Half will be posting this on Tuesday or Wednesday, airmail - I have set the release date for Wednesday as that's the latest it will go.
Thanks gussy916 for including me in this ray, and Lyzzybee for posting it to me!
"When a disaster strikes an area, I have seen that often the actual population of that area almost doubles."
Thank you Okyrhoe
Contacting Hollydolly now.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Mailed to Hollydolly.