A Migrant's Story

by Arun Kumar Sarkar

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 30/09/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 120
ISBN : 9781452525617

About the Book

The Rainbow, it is not the rainbow we see in the sky. The author experienced many ups and downs in his life which he described them as colours of the rainbow of life. The author nicely described the horror of the Second World War and the shocking consequences of communal riot during his adolescence he experienced.

There are two items in this book which are worth reading. The first one was the journey from India to Italy by ship. The problems the author and five other co-passengers encountered during the journey and the hospitality they received from the captain of the ship. The second one is the journey from Munich to Genoa through the Alps

The author has written this book in the form of a biography. In this book the author explained through conversation with colleagues and friends some miss-concept and misunderstandings about some old culture and traditions of the Indian society, especially the question about the widow (Sati) burning. People from the Western Society must read this book to have a better idea and understanding about the widow burning during period from 16th Century to the beginning of 20th Century

It is also worth reading the description of very colourful Hindu marriage ceremony especially the marriage ceremonies in West Bengal.

About the Author

The author was born in India on 1 April 1936. He experienced the horror of the Second World War and the shocking consequences of communal riots during his adolescence. He graduated in Electronics Engineering in 1959 and went to West Germany where he was employed at Siemens as a Research and Development Engineer

After four years of Work in Germany he took a transfer back to India. His visit to various European countries as well as his upbringing within a conservative Indian Society culminated in a wide variety of experiences which are portrayed in this. This book is about a man fused between cultures

He has travelled extensively in Europe before migrating to Australia in 1982.