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Daddykins: A Memoir of My Father and I
Published by Bloomsbury India
When journalist Kalpana Mohan's elderly father was hospitalised in Chennai, she was on the next flight over from California and the home she had shared with her husband for three decades. Caring for her sometimes cranky, sometimes playful, and always adored father first at hospital and then at his house in Chennai, Mohan sets out to piece together an account of her father's life, from his poverty-stricken childhood in a village in South India, to his arranged marriage to his first job in the city, all the while coming to terms with his inevitable passing. Mohan's tender, moving, and sometimes hilarious memoir is an account of a changing India captured in her father's life, and also an intimate and always relatable account of our relationships with our parents whatever our age and ways of accepting the loss that we are all fated to encounter as a part of the greater scheme of life.
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