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Whispers of the Heart A memoir

Author Name: Uma Eachempati | Format: Paperback | Genre : Biographies & Autobiographies | Other Details

Rao, a physician in the Indian Army, a branch of the British Army fighting for the Allies in World War II, left his home for the war front. On his departure, his wife Susila, with their two children returned to her maternal home in Madras to live out the years of suspense, threats of bombing and constant fear for his safety. Within six months, he became a prisoner of the Japanese at the infamous Changi Prison.

What will their life be like, if he does not return? 

This memoir is a tribute to the nameless women who endured uncertainty and fear with unwavering love; the story of the woman behind every soldier. 

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Uma Eachempati

Uma Eachempati is the younger daughter of Rao and Susila. She has a certificate in Creative Writing from Washington University, St Louis where she lives. She has translated her mother's book Prema Balam, written in Telugu, into English and named it  ‘Power of Love’. 

She is a retired obstetrician.