Daddykins - A Memoir of My Father and I
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Daddykins - A Memoir of My Father and I

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Item Code: NAP644
Author: Kalpanan Mohan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing India Pvt. Ltd
Language: English
Edition: 2018
ISBN: 9789385936517
Pages: 200
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 9.0 inch X 6.0 inch
Weight 260 gm
About The Book

'Kalpana Mohan's luminous prose hums with tenderness and affection for the man she calls "Daddykins". This charming book offers a kaleidoscopic and hilarious lens into the lives and relationships that make up India'

When jouranlist Kalpana Mohan's elderly father falls ill in Chennai, she's on the next flight over from California and the home she has shared with her husband for three decades. Caring for her sometimes cranky, sometimes playful, and always adored father at his home in Chennai, Mohan sets out to piece together account of her father's life, from his poverty –stricken childhood in village in south India, to his arranged marriage, to his first job in the city, all the while coming to terms with his inevitable passing.

Mohan's tender, moving and sometimes hilarious memoir is an account of a chaning India captured in her father's life, from the sheer feat of surviving poverty in the 1920s India of his birth, to witnessing key moments in the nation's history and changing alongside them. Daddykins is an intimate and deeply relatable account of our relationships with our parents whatever our age, and the shared experiences of love and grief that mine us all.


ContentPage No
1. You Were Not Born, Sir1
2. The Boy Who Lived11
3. Living Small20
4. Marry Her, Or Else26
5. Madras Central33
6. Parvati Makes a Life39
7. Death in Kerala46
8. The Things They Carried to Lahore53
9. Bungalow in Chennai59
10. In a Little Crooked House64
11. The Guide68
12. Cary Grant of Parthasarathypuram 74
13. Really Broke82
14. The Bwana in a Safari Suit89
15. Hakuna Matata95
16. In The Doghouse102
17. Grab that Rooster! 109
18. Uttarayanam in Palakkad115
19. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness in India119
20. The Boy who Came to Drive125
21. Annapakshi132
22. Once Derailed by the Butter -Cutter139
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