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From the Ganges to the Snake River: An East Indian in the American West (Paperback)

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A collection of personal essays that offers an account of a stranger in a strange land.

About the Author

Debu Majumdar is a native of Calcutta, India. Debu is a Senior Scientific and Technical Advisor with the U.S. Department of Energy and has represented the United States at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna. He has a Ph.D. in physics form SUNY at Stony Brook. He is now an American citizen.

Praise For…

"Debu Majumdar''s book of essays, From the Ganges to the Snake River, throws two vastly different ways of life into fascinating juxtaposition . . . Though he has been an American citizen for nigh to thirty years he can no more escape his origins than can you or I. Fortunately for all of us he is a gentle man who is able to tell truth and without drawing blood. Humorous, serious, thought provoking, enriching, buy this book and read it."—Kenneth H. Marler, author of Sometime This Summer
-Kenneth H. Marler

"The continuous interweaving of the Indian culture with North American reality, the intelligent shuttle between past and present, meticulously observed details of everyday life, penetrating dialogue, a human warmth and a love of nature are but a few features of Majumdar''s literary work. So much sincerity is hard to find in the troubled times of commercialized literature."—Leon Torossian, editor, Echo, Vienna, Austria
-Leon Torossian

"Writing in first person, Majumdar tells of serene Idaho-a place far from his native India...examining the landscape through an outsider''s eyes and reflecting on his experiences from India . . . From the Ganges to the Snake River may awaken memories in the reader, leading him or her to realize how the world changes but some things remain constant."—David Eggert, Idaho Falls Post Register
-David Eggert

"Majumdar''s wittily agile and empathic perceptions embrace a true internationalist''s view of two vastly different worlds. His profound insights and experiences in India and Idaho bring these worlds together with spirit and clarity. The grand sweep of mythology, history, and modern life of the Ganges and Snake Rivers is brought into the reader''s mind and heart with the vivid and finely nuanced accounts of this gifted writer."—Carl Eberl, Professor Emeritus, City University of New York, Conductor Laureate, Sun Valley Summer Symphony
-Carl Eberl

"In this eclectic collection of personal essays, Debu Majumdar gives tender, often amusing account of a stranger in a strange land. With each piece I found myself laughing out loud and curious to read more . . . Majumdar brings an outsider''s perspective to this country, but his writing is neither judgmental nor heavy-handed. In fact, it is the simplicity of his observations that make this comfortable to read...and he recognizes the value of this lonely place called Idaho, for he has found friends and belonging here."—Dawn Anderson, Ricks College, Rexburg, Idaho
-Dawn Anderson

Product Details
ISBN: 9780870043970
ISBN-10: 0870043978
Publisher: Caxton Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 2000
Pages: 244
Language: English