Ruminations: Memoirs of a Psychiatrist from India

Jagdish Dang
Trafford Publishing (UK) Limited
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From Google Books: "A memoir that reads like a novel, this remarkable book chronicles Dr. Dang's unlikely path from refugee in India to respected psychiatrist and community leader in northern New Jersey. His family's desperate escape from ethnic cleansing after the partition of India in 1947, their life in a refugee settlement of Delhi, his own trials with serious illness, his shyness, his arduous studies in medical school-all are described vividly, with refreshing candor. His struggles with culture shock after emigrating to the United States are often hilarious, and the story of his search for a bride glows with poignant charm. Writing with insight and self-deprecating wit, Dr. Dang reveals a great deal not only about himself and his family, but about the flawed social and health-care systems of both countries, and how their cultures have changed during the past sixty years and interacted with each other. A book not to be missed!"