Renouncing the comforts of a secure government job and the promise of a prosperous life in the bustling city of Calcutta (Kolkata) in a newly Independent India, a young doctor travelled to a remote village in the harsh and unforgiving terrain of the mangrove-covered deltaic islands of the Sunderbans. A childhood spent in extreme hardships had instilled in him the burning desire to dedicate his life to the service of the poor of this backward and neglected part of the country. In a land afflicted with the evils of superstition and black-magic, he was a shining beacon of hope for scientific medical treatment. His timely treatment had helped countless victims of tiger-attacks to get a fresh lease of life in those dark days.
Within these pages, you will find interesting anecdotes and tales from his life in this far-removed land.
From confrontations with pirates and bandits and facing threats from Naxalites to his tireless fight to save the legacies and properties of Sir Daniel Hamilton...his was a life replete with exciting and memorable experiences in the Sunderbans of long ago.
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