Reminiscing in Tranquility of a Time Long Gone By

A Sequel to Mining My Own Life

by K. B. Chandra Raj



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/13/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 212
ISBN : 9781490779362
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 212
ISBN : 9781490779379
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 212
ISBN : 9781490779386

About the Book

In this book, a sequel to Mining My Own Life the author makes whole the omissions of several riveting episodes in his life working for a living in three continents. Growing up in Malaysia under brutal Japanese occupation; the chilling circumstances in Sri Lanka the land of his forbears that propelled him to seek employment in the West African states of Sierra Leone and Liberia which changed the contours of his family’s life permanently ; the crushing process he had to involuntarily subject himself in order to obtain United States citizenship and from a position of clinical detachment he confronts point blank the twin scourges – the pernicious caste system (that is pervasive in his community) and the blankness of the color blind ideology in the United States of America. To the long avowed esoteric doctrines of Karma, Maktub and Historical Determinism and to the precept of “Thy Will Be Done” the author deftly puts a human face by relating them to his own enlightening personal experiences which have had an enduring impact on his life.

About the Author

K.B.Chandra Raj was born and raised in Malaysia is an accountant by training. He served a five year period of articles with the prestigious firm of chartered accountants, Turquand Youngs and Company and has worked as chief accountant in Sri Lanka, Sierra Leone as Accountant General, Liberia and the United States of America. Chandra and Siva have been blessed with two ebullient grandchildren – granddaughter Neela Chandraraj and grandson Deeran Vermeij. He presently lives in tranquil retirement with his wife Siva in Hamden, Connecticut, U.S.A. His three previous publications: For the love of Shakespeare Your sense of humor – Don’t leave home without it Mining my own life