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Precious Souls: A journey into the inspiring lives of special children and their families, is a first of its kind effort to understand the world of children with special needs and create awareness among people about their small requirements. There are 24 lives in the book and all are replete with grim determination -- so unlike us they are, but so courageously they live.

Precious Souls calls for each reader to give nothing, but share all the love that they have whenever they see a special child. Equal share of your love, confidence and support should also go to their parents, who nurtured their special child, without losing hope. Even though they have seen surroundings with healthy children, when they look home, they have found a certain incompleteness, but they never lost courage, and fought the battle with destiny, emerging victorious. Their profoundness is worth ounces of admiration.

The book explores disappointments and triumph in a narrative manner; the author telling each life as it went on during his interaction with the families. The style gets the reader involved as if he or she is seeing the child or their parents right in front of them. Late Dr A P J Abdul Kalam was so touched by the subject that he even wrote the foreword for the book.

To give a glimpse of a few stories, the book narrates the life of ten-year-old Diwakar Bhaskar who is diagnosed with Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD), a metabolic disorder passed down through families in which the body cannot break down certain parts of proteins. But he trounced his disorder and found his calling in painting, drawing works of art which has a rare balance of colour and sensitive strokes. An example is the logo of the Precious Souls, which the author has used to mark the immense talent in each of the special children featured in the book.

Then there is thirty four-year-old S Sushmitha Danabalana, who had developmental delays compared to other children, when born. Now, she is independent and part of her salary goes to sponsoring the education of a differently-abled student. She has even won the Karnataka State Women's Achievement Award.

The book tells the tale of 15-year-old Adithya Venkatesh, who suffers from from Pervasive Developmental Delay (PDD), a type of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) that slows down the ability to perceive things. But with classical music he has awed everybody and his penchant for music has been removing all barriers he faces on a daily basis.

With these 24 lives, the author has managed to bring out the true essence of life - nobody is perfect, and in the pursuit of perfection, we all are on the same road. It is necessary of all of us to get together and encourage children with disabilities and lend support in the form of understanding their families. Together, we can bring a change in their lives, a message crystal clear through
Precious Souls.

The author, Dr Anantha Krishnan M, is a seasoned aerospace and defence journalist in India. A disciple of Dr Kalam, he is currently entrusted with the task of carrying forward a digital initiative of the former President, Billion Beats. He also spearheads Inspired Indian Foundation (IIF), a movement for unsung heroes. His first book A Different Spirit, is a moving biography of wheelchair athlete Malathi K Holla. Similar to his first book, the author has pledged part proceeds from the book for the activities of IIF.


Untertitel: A journey into the inspiring lives of special children and their families.
EAN: 9781482870626
ISBN: 1482870622
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Partridge India
Anzahl Seiten: 168
Gewicht: 188g
Größe: H203mm x B127mm x T9mm
Jahr: 2016