Remember the long debates about what matters in life? Wish
you could find a book which offers practical tips for living well? You are
holding that book now – so, come aboard.
From learning about your personality to making wise career
choices and changes, from nurturing a healthy body and mind to understanding the
place of money, politics, poetry, science, art, books, friendship, time, dreams,
beauty, Karma, laughter and God in your life – this book covers all that and
To My Daughter is for all ambitious and inquisitive
young people, as well as parents, teachers and thinking citizens who are facing
the challenges of living life in today’s world. Unlike most contemporary self-help
books, this one does not make life sound all easy and exciting, but says it
like it is: a great struggle, but also a great adventure.
Suvro Chatterjee, 50, lives in Durgapur and Kolkata, West Bengal. Always an avid student, he has changed several avatars, qualifying for both engineering and medical college, winning a university gold medal in Economics, teaching all sorts of things including English as well as counselling young people in their teens and twenties for the last 30-odd years, being a librarian, a quizmaster, a sometime-journalist, an organizer of educational tours for students, a translator of Tagore for OUP, a ‘cultural ambassador’ for India to the USA on behalf of Rotary International, a regular blogger for almost eight years now (see suvrobemused.blogspot.in and suvrooncemore.blogspot.in), a writer of short stories and essays in English and Bangla, and even poetry in French once upon a time, and a close collaborator with several people’s doctoral work. He has even had a PhD done on him. He likes to say his ultimate aim is to find out how to live the good life in the time-tested sense. In this book, he has sought to share whatever he has learnt with his own daughter and perchance a few others like her…