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The Reluctant Doctor: Stilettos to Stethoscope-True Stories from inside a Clinic

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ISBN 13 9789390961740
Book Language English
Binding Paperback
Total Pages 288
Release Year 2022
Author Balesh Jindal
Category Biography   True Accounts  
Weight 320.00 g
Dimension 14.00 x 20.00 x 2.10


She was fashionable and rich. She wore stilettos and danced at the latest clubs and had dreams of going to London to become a famous paediatrician. But her destiny was elsewhere — in the dusty little village of Kapashera. This is a compelling and honest memoir of a young doctor who had to give up her dreams to face the challenges of a rural practice. She goes on to change the lives of her patients by treating not only their physical diseases but solving their psychological, marital, and adolescent issues. In four decades of her practice, the author watched as India woke up to globalisation, and the new farmland wealth that exposed the highs and lows of the human behaviour. There are horrific stories of the villagers’ superstitious beliefs and blind faith in the village quacks and voodoo doctors, with disastrous consequences. Yet there is joy, celebration, and hope amidst despair. Each story is part of a thirty-eight-year unhurried journey that holds you spellbound as you turn the pages.