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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Reading now: Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream by Chopra

Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream by Deepak and Sanjiv Chopra, New Harvest (2013), ISBN: 9780544032101
The inspiring story of two brothers who immigrated to America from India and took very different paths to becoming world-renowned healers and teachers.
At a time when America is fiercely divided on the issue of immigration, Brotherhood tells the story of two brothers who pursued the American dream to its fullest expression. In the early 1970s, Deepak and Sanjiv Chopra joined a flood of immigrants looking to make a new life in America, a land of opportunity. Having grown up in postwar India amidst the sudden freedom of the 1947 liberation, their childhood was a blend of the exotic, the mythical, and the modern. Their father was one of the first Indians to become a Western-trained cardiologist, while their extended family maintained deep roots in ancient spiritual traditions. Brotherhood follows the Chopra brothers as one becomes a world-renowned spiritual teacher and the other rises to the top of Western medicine to become a professor at Harvard Medical School. Their story will fascinate and inspire anyone who still believes in America’s capacity to foster achievement and reward hard work.


  •        "[Brotherhood] depicts some fascinating aspects of Indian assimilation in America, and the often hilarious, touching cultural clash." —Publishers Weekly
  • "An inspiring and brilliantly written memoir of two brothers taking two drastically different paths to medicine, each giving us hope that dreams can still be fulfilled in America."—Larry King
  • "In Brotherhood, Deepak and Sanjiv beautifully articulate their birthright and the intoxicating and permeative influence it had on their lives as doctors and spiritual practitioners in the Western world. Through their entertaining storytelling, they thoughtfully and humorously depict how, in India, chaos and order, the ancient and modern, faith and disbelief collide to create enduring influence. I, too, discovered that you can leave India but that she never leaves you."—Jacqueline Lundquist, author and former First Lady of the U.S. Embassy, New Delhi, India
  •  "A charmingly conversational tale of devotion--to each other and to the science and art of medicine." Kirkus Reviews
About the Authors:
Deepak Chopra, M.D., CEO, The Chopra Foundation, Adjunct Professor, Kellogg School of Management @ Northwestern University, and @ Columbia Business School, Columbia University, and Senior Scientist @ The Gallup Organization. www.choprafoundation.org
Sanjiv Chopra, M.D. Professor of medicine, Dean continuing education @ Harvard Medical School and the author of five books, such as, Leadership by Example and Live Better, Live Longer. www.sanjivchopra.com.

Table of Contents
To the Reader                                      xi
1 Sacred River                                     1  (18)
2 Blind for a Day                                  19 (12)
3 Charmed Circle                                   31 (16)
4 Lucky Sari                                       47 (10)
5 Miracles in Hiding                               57 (14)
6 Rama and Lakshmana                               71 (8)
7 Laus Deo                                         79 (14)
8 First on the Waiting List                        93 (14)
9 Innocent Bystander                               107(16)
10 Real Doctors                                    123(6)
11 Godfather Land                                  129(16)
12 First Impressions                               145(20)
13 State of the Art                                165(16)
14 A Giant in Medicine                             181(16)
15 An Obscure Light                                197(14)
16 Being and Bliss                                 211(14)
17 The Pathless Land                               225(18)
18 Soothsayer or Charlatan                         243(14)
19 Science of Life                                 257(20)
20 Finger on the Pulse                             277(12)
21 Birth Pangs                                     289(22)
22 Miraculous Cures                                311(14)
23 American Dreaming                               325(22)
24 Peak Experience                                 347(12)
Postscript                                         359(6)
Acknowledgments                                    365

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