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Shades of Life: Sublime Joy Is In Living

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Book Summary of Shades of Life: Sublime Joy Is In Living

Fifteenyearold Aditya was like any other teenager busy in school, horsing around with a brother at home, pushing things around in the kitchen to try out daring recipes of his own, cheering lustily at games of cricket and, generally, being boisterous. His parents had begun to wonder whether hed ever take life seriously. Would he toughen up to withstand the pressures of the outside world?

In the winter of 1996, life suddenly got more serious than anyone had wanted. One day, his mother, Vasundhara, took him to see a doctor for a headache that refused to go away despite overthecounter pain relievers. The ensuing prognosis revealed that Adityas kidneys were headed towards complete failure.

In this heartwrenching account, Vasundhara Ramanujan shares more than that worst nightmare of all a child being afflicted with a lifethreatening condition she relates a story of instinctive courage. She narrates how her family, instead of letting their circumstances devastate them, summoned every emotional and psychological resource to provide a young boy, and themselves, with hope.

In their quest for the best cures available, they were guided by many wellwishers, one of them being Dr Mohammad Akmal, who lent his medical expertise to authenticate the treatments outlined in the book.

The ultimate purpose of Shades of Life is to prepare others to meet such exigencies of renal failure, and to help them find a lifesaving solution.

About the Author
Vasundhara Ramanujan retired as secretary general of Mumbaibased Media Research Users Council. She and her husband Srinivas live in Dubai. They have two sons.

Mohammad Akmal is a professor of medicine at the USC Keck School of Medicine and has directed its dialysis programme for more than twentyfive years.

Details of Book: Shades of Life: Sublime Joy Is In Living (BSID:74858)

Book Shades of Life: Sublime Joy Is In Living
Author Vasundhara Ramanujan, Mohammad Akmal
ISBN 9381626553
ISBN-13 9789381626559, 978-9381626559
Binding Paperback
Publisher Westland
Publishing Date 2012
Number of Pages 180
Language English

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Vinay April 05, 2013 review from Goodreads

This book, a non-fiction, is the recollections of the journey taken by a family after one of them was diagnosed with kidney disease. To have a feeling that that might be the problem and then hearing it is one thing, but going to the doctor for a persistent headache and finding out that the matter...

Bookish Indulgenges with February 17, 2017 review from Goodreads

A fifteen year old boy suffers from a headache that none of the over the counter pain relievers can get rid of. A visit to the doctor for a quick check up leads to a situation that no one could have predicted. The boy is diagnosed with a kidney disease that could slowly take him towards a kidney...

Nethra October 31, 2012 review from Goodreads

â??It was time to sit, plan and execute a plan for survival. We had to accept this as a challengeâ?? reads one line in the beginning of this narration. The background to this declaration is the knowledge of the fact that twelve and a half year old Aditya has been diagnosed with acute kidney disease....

Shilpa November 02, 2012 review from Goodreads

Shades of Life is a first person narration of lifeâ??s trials and tribulations faced by the author and her family, when her teenage son is diagnosed with deteriorating kidney function. It explains the stage by stage progression of the renal failure as a disease, its prognosis, diagnosis, the variou...


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