Rajeev Balasubramanyam’s “Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss” ranks right up there with “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” as a must-read tale of adult self-discovery, this one involving a nearly 70-year-old Economics professor/phenom, who finds himself adrift after losing out on Nobel status and with hardly anyone that really cares when he lands in a hospital after a freak accident.
Professor Chandra is a man that trusts nothing really except academia, and the pursuit of the brass ring that is the Nobel Prize, or really, just a general acknowledgement that he is brilliant, has cost him his family and now his health. The bike accident? It’s a reckoning — and Chandra takes the opportunity to rediscover relationships with his three children, Sunil, Jasmine and the long-estranged Radha.
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