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Brotherhood : dharma, destiny, and the American dream

by Chopra, Deepak.

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
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Andrew Bayne Memorial Library Nonfiction 610.9 Chop
Location  Andrew Bayne Memorial Library
Collection  Nonfiction
Call Number  610.9 Chop
CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction R154.C332 A3 2013x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  R154.C332 A3 2013x
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Non-Fiction 610.92 Cho
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  610.92 Cho
Northern Tier Regional Library Biography BIO CHOPRA
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  Biography
Call Number  BIO CHOPRA

In Brotherhood, Deepak and Sanjiv Chopra reveal the story of their personal struggles and triumphs as doctors, immigrants, and brothers. They were born in the ferment of liberated India after 1947, as an age-old culture was reinventing its future. For the young, this meant looking to the West.

The Chopra brothers were among the most eager and ambitious of the new generation. In the 1970s, they each emigrated to the United States to make a new life. Both faced tough obstacles: While Deepak encountered resistance from Western-trained doctors over the mind-body connection, Sanjiv struggled to reconcile the beliefs of his birthplace with those of his new home.

Eventually, each brother became convinced that America was the right place to build a life, and the Chopras went on to great achievements--Deepak as a global spiritual teacher and best-selling author, Sanjiv as a world-renowned medical expert and professor at Harvard Medical School.

Brotherhood will fascinate and inspire those who still believe in America's capacity to foster achievement and reward hard work.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This double memoir tracks the lives of two prominent physicians and brothers. Deepak and Sanjiv Chopra were born and raised in India, then came to America for postgraduate medical training. They became U.S. citizens, distinguished doctors, and influential figures. Big brother Deepak is an endocrinologist. His association with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Transcendental Meditation is well chronicled. He finds his way to integrative medicine, advocates the mind-body connection, and embraces traditional Indian medicine (Ayurveda). Sanjiv is a gastroenterologist and faculty member at Harvard Medical School. Both men reflect on their Indian heritage, karma, dharma, and pursuit of the American dream. Brotherhood contains anecdotes about their childhood, immigration, families, and careers. Sanjiv blissfully recalls his introduction to America: watching television, eating at a diner, and catching falling snowflakes. But he especially remembers and savors the generosity and openness of the American people. Brotherhood is an uplifting account of sibling affection and success, and of the promise and infinite possibilities of America.--Miksanek, Tony Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "The Chopra brothers, two sons of a British-trained cardiologist in India, grew up to embrace both Eastern and-Western medicine in America. They charmingly recount their experiences in alternate, temperamentally uneven takes in this memoir. Deepak is enormously well-known as the disseminator of the Indian holistic practice of Ayurveda in the West, through his score of books (Perfect Health et al.) and medical practice; his younger brother, Sanjiv, is less known but no less revered as a practicing liver specialist, teacher at Harvard Medical School, and also an author (Leadership by Example). The two affectionately vie in telling their family stories, from growing up in the 1950s and 60s in an educated Hindu family in India, moving (according to the dictates of their father's career as an army doctor) from Pune, to Jabalpur, to Shillong to Delhi, attending the Irish Christian Brothers schools, forming their own cricket teams (Sanjiv was the better athlete, Deepak the scholar), and ultimately both resolving to study medicine-to the delight of their parents. Yet while each immigrated to New Jersey and then moved to Boston to study and pursue his specialty--with Sanjiv focusing on gastroenterology, Deepak on endocrinology-Deepak's immersion in Transcendental Meditation led by the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi steered him back to traditional Indian practices, ironically. The bifurcated memoir depicts some fascinating aspects of Indian assimilation in America, and the often hilarious, touching cultural clash. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Chopra, Deepak.
Chopra, Sanjiv.
Physicians -- India -- Biography.
Physicians -- United States -- Biography.
Cross-cultural studies -- India.
Cross-cultural studies -- United States.
Medical care -- India.
Medical care -- United States.
Immigrants -- India.
Immigrants -- United States.
Publisher Boston :New Harvest/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,2013
Contributors Chopra, Sanjiv.
Language English
Description ix, 366 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN 9780544032101 (pbk.)
0544032101 (pbk.)
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