AHAM | The Other I

By Nanda Kishore Rajanala

Draft 1 Posted Date: 12/22/2014

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About the Book:

AHAM is a tale of a young man who believes that the path to true happiness in life is through the relentless pursuit of money. Born in a middle class Indian family, he works hard towards this goal and starts his own entrepreneurial venture in the United States, through which he tastes immense success and wealth. But, fate has a different agenda and through a series of events, he loses what he struggled hard to build over the years. In this extreme dilemma of how to confront the World in a time of sudden loss, he meets an old, inspiring African-American man who shares his life journey through eighteen stories. Through the canvas of 20th century America, the old man paints his adventures from being a slave to a successful businessman by handling wealth and harnessing happiness with equal finesse. Inspired by the eighteen chapters of the epic poem, the Bhagavad Gita, each story has a life message for the young man who finally realizes the secret ingredients of happiness in life. God and Man engage in conversation!

About the Author:

Nanda Kishore Rajanala is a retail industry professional who specializes in E-commerce. Growing up in India with family roots in a sleepy village, as a person, he developed a fascination for nature, antiquity and the intersection of multifaceted duality in the realms of class, history, religion, race, society, culture and God. He enjoys assimilating and challenging the shortcomings of rational and scientific dogmas. He believes that life is better comprehended only when we start to unlearn and relearn constantly in a dynamic and highly random World. His desire is to turn these varied passions into writing by crossing across genres and literary styles. His first book, AHAM, seeks imaginative inspiration from the Bhagavad Gita and presents a reinterpretation of this philosophical treatise for human good. He and his wife have two children and live in Bangalore, India.

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