In Pebbles from Oceanshore of life, Archana Chowdhury, yoga-practitioner studies with humane interest diseases of the ‘Soma’ to realise the ‘Soul’. The result is an astonishingly eloquent compassionate biography of fellow human beings interweaving life, health disease in totality with endeovour to realise higher domains of existence.
The stories are connected with human ignorance, beliefs, faith, misconceptions and cures of diseases. The characters from real life range from the illiterate, socially marginalized rural ones to medical students, doctors, the elite and also terrorist and yogis. The book marches gracefully weaving stories of case of smallpox, rabies, cardiac, respiratory diseases, malignancy to end-stage-renal disease, dialysis and transplantation.
The book is a lucid and beautiful journey of a physician from entry to medical school till more than thirty years in the profession. It is a gripping, flowing tale of life, existence, body, mind, soul, matter and consciousness woven across time and space. The manner of presentation is that of a learner, learning humbly, bowing with humility to the Master.
Insightful and intuitive ‘Pebbles from Oceanshore of life’ provides panoramic view of human diseases in the larger perspective of life. It gives fascinating glimpses of art, science and spirituality in medical profession. Teachers and students, practitioners of medicine as well as the non-medical people will relate with the stories of humanity.