Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss (Used Book) - Rajeev Balasubramanyam

Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss (Used Book) - Rajeev Balasubramanyam

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In the spirit of A Man Called Ove, Professor Chandra proves that it's never too late to change your life and reaffirm your love for those who really matter.

"Professor Chandra is as acerbic and unbending a curmudgeon as one could wish to find scowling from the pages of a novel. Brilliant, pompous, and baffled by the world outside his Cambridge study, Chandra is forced on a reluctant quest to America to find himself and his family. Searingly funny, uplifting, and wonderful." Helen Simonson, author of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand and The Summer Before the War

P.R. Chandrasekhar, the celebrated professor of economics at Cambridge, is at a turning point. He has sacrificed his family for his career, but his conservative brand of economics is no longer in fashion, and yet again he has lost the Nobel Prize to a rival. His wife has left him for a free spirited West Coast psychiatrist and relocated to Boulder, Colorado. His son, a capitalist guru with a cult following, mocks his father's life work; his middle daughter, the apple of his eye, has become a Marxist and refuses to speak to him; and his youngest daughter is struggling through her teenage years with the help of psychedelic drugs. And then, the final indignity: He is hit by a bicycle and forced to confront his mortality. Professor Chandra's American doctor instructs him to change his workaholic ways and "follow his bliss"--and so he does, right to the coast of California, and into the heart of his dysfunctional family.

Witty, charming, and all too human, the story of Professor Chandra's path to enlightenment will enchant readers from all walks of life.