High-quality print, hardbound, illustrated book that tells the incredible story of a boy who took buffaloes out for grazing at the crack of dawn everyday. He wore shoes for the first time when he entered medical college as a student. Just before specialization he developed a disease that left his fingers and toes twisted and gnarled. He beat deformity to become a skilled eye surgeon and vowed to work towards eradicating needless blindness. Along with his siblings he set up a hospital and decided that two thirds of the patients would be treated for free. Inspired by the efficiency of Mc Donald’s, Dr. V created a low cost, high impact model of eye care, firmly rooted in the strength of local communities. His inspiring story is enriched with illustrations that provide cultural reference, nuggets, map and timeline. Namaste,Dr. V! enthuses readers across ages, geographies and cultures.
When you buy this book you inspire another reader. For each book sold, a copy will be gifted to a rural school in India.
About the Author
Born in Sofia, raised in New Delhi & Fiji, and nurtured in Singapore and Johannesburg; Sunanda is a writer-journalist. In a previous avatar Sunanda was a TV News Producer. She relishes trying to decipher cultural codes of communications of different nationalities, age groups and gender, and channeling them to audiences through essays and stories. Sunanda has co-authored Learner’s Hindi-English Thematic Visual Dictionary, and translated more than 15 books from Hindi to English.
About the illustrator
Born and educated in Hamburg and Freiburg, Germany. Carolin’s work as a lawyer advancing human rights and refugee protection has seen her posted to the United States of America, Bulgaria, Republic of Macedonia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Morocco and Switzerland. Passion for art has accompanied her since early childhood. She enjoys illustrating transcultural themes. Carolin lives in small village in Europe.
Published : 2018
Pages : 104
Series : Namaste, Series!
Language : English
Format : Hardcover eBook Audio Book
ISBN Number : 9789814782234
Dimensions : 21,7 cm x 11 cm x 15,5 cm
Shipping weight : 290 grams