Translated from the works of some of the best-known Hindi authors, this anthology details the moral code, the social pressures and political hassles that doctors must live with, and the yardsticks of being a messiah that they must fulfil.
Doctors, those men and women who are often compared to God and to whom we rush to in moments of crisis and peril. But what are their personal lives like? What trials and tribulations do these healers undergo, in the course of discharging their duties?
These seven stories, ringed with tenderness and truth, capture the clinical drama, excitement, conflicts, love and passion in the lives of medical practitioners. Regaling you with the ancient wisdom of age-old Sushruta’s code, life in the hamlets of Purnea, a physician s lonely battle against the bureaucracy, an inquest into what ails large medical institutions, a collaboration between Ayurveda and allopathy, and other aspects of doctors lives, these stories delve into the myriad dimensions of medical practices and beyond.
Dr Yatish Agarwal