His Voice

His Voice

by Rima Pande
His Voice

His Voice

by Rima Pande



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Agastya Raj has a stroke that leaves him paralyzed from the neck down and unable to speak. As he lies in bed enveloped by a circle of love and care orchestrated by his wife Khushi, he shares with us the tumultuous thoughts that swirl in his mind. In this fictionalized narrative, Rima Pande immerses herself in her father's consciousness to become his voice, bringing to you the story of her parents, her father's illness and her powerful, giving mother. His Voice is a sensitive portrayal of deep family roots and often unspoken bonds across four generations. With plenty of little twists in between that will make you nod and smile.

His Voice is the author's journey into her father's mind, to become his voice and capture his unspoken thoughts and emotions during the two years he was paralyzed, bedridden and unable to speak, thoughtfully dealing with a crisis where he has lost complete control of his life. This first person narrative of his state of mind during those two years is interspersed with memories of key life experiences that shaped him as a person.

His Voice is about 3 Rs - Respect, Resilience, Realism. First and foremost, respect - how important it is to maintain the dignity of a person who is in a helpless state. In such situations, we also need immense resilience as we work with what life throws at us without breaking down. We also need a dose of realism, understanding that effort may not always yield the results one hopes for, while not giving up. And a 4th R - His Voice is about relationships - spousal commitment, the parent-child bond, and family support.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940160879659
Publisher: Rima Pande
Publication date: 12/08/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Rima Pande is a healthcare strategy consultant by profession, with a strong interest and passion for human-centered healthcare, nutrition and equitable socio-economic development. She enjoys parenting three amazing kids, unstructured and experimental cooking, and “maximum” travel. Her favorite leisure activity is sitting outside in my Adirondack chair with a book when it is sunny and 22 Celsius.
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