About The Book
When Anupurba comes back to India from the United States, reluctantly leaving behind a satisfying job as an art teacher, she does so with a sense of apprehension at this displacement from her comfortable, suburban American life. She never imagines that returning to India would turn out to be a profoundly transformational and life-changing decision. A chance meeting with an old college friend introduces her to Asha Jyoti, a school for children suffering from cerebral palsy. Overcoming her initial trepidation, she agrees to volunteer as a temporary art teacher. Anupurba teaches the children how to draw and paint but it is the children who teach her the real lessons about suffering and survival, joyous friendship, love and laughter.
About the Author
What I Thought
Every once in a while, life brings us face to face with a book that touches your heart like no other book did for a long long time. ‘Children of a Better God’ was one such book for me. It speaks directly to your emotions, tugs at your heartstrings and makes you weak in the knees more than a few times.
You can finish reading this book in just one sitting. I am sure that by the time you are done, you would have a lump in your throat and that you would be looking at life a little bit differently than before. While the book raises awareness about the mental health and condition of the spastic children, it is not at all preachy and is quite an absorbing read in itself. Why are you still thinking about it? Go read it. Now. You will not regret it.