Amma is a tribute to my mother, who passed away earlier this year. The book traces her influence through successive years of my life, shaping my values, my convictions, and my world view. Once I got my father’s blessing to start my maiden literary venture, I set about writing the book.
This book is a heartfelt and tearful tribute to my mother; the loveliest woman I ever knew. It is also a deep, reverential tribute to all mothers and to motherhood in general. May you continue to be God’s best representative on earth and inspire your children to aspire for something higher and something ennobling.
I hope every son and every daughter picking up this book will find it resonating with their love and affection for their own mothers. Pranaams.
N. Srinivasa Raghavan is an Information Technology professional, having spent more than 28 years in the Indian IT industry till date. After spending close to 25 years in the IT industry as part of his formal career, during which time he had occasion to work with two of the top three Indian IT companies, namely, Wipro Technologies (July 2003 – February 2011) and Tata Consultancy Services (March 2011 – December 2015), he chose to call time on his formal career in the IT industry in December 2015, and has since become a freelance technology trainer. The objective of taking this important career decision was to spend more quality time with his ageing parents, and to explore his other interests, namely reading and spirituality. Though writing has been at the back of his mind for quite some time, it finally came to fruition at the passing away of his dear mother. He decided to pay tributes to his mother, and out of this conviction was born his maiden literary venture, which has taken the shape of this book. He stays in Hyderabad with his father, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org