Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 366 pages

InBrotherhood, 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.

 

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User Review  - dawndowney - LibraryThing

By the time I finished Brotherhood, I found the title ironic. Neither of the Chopra brothers focused much attention on their relationship. They wrote alternating chapters in this dual memoir, and I ... Read full review

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I might be a little biased, but in this double autobiography, it was Deepak Chopra who kept my full attention. Apart from excelling at what he does, Deepak Chopra has that uncanny spark of appeal to a ... Read full review

Contents

2 Blind for a Day
19
3 Charmed Circle
31
4 Lucky Sari
47
5 Miracles in Hiding
57
6 Rama and Lakshmana
71
7 Laus Deo
79
8 First on the Waiting List
93
9 Innocent Bystander
107
17 The Pathless Land
225
18 Soothsayer or Charlatan
243
19 Science of Life
257
20 Finger on the Pulse
277
21 Birth Pangs
289
22 Miraculous Cures
311
23 American Dreaming
325
24 Peak Experience
347

10 Real Doctors
123
11 Godfather Land
129
12 First Impressions
145
13 State of the Art
165
14 A Giant in Medicine
181
15 An Obscure Light
197
16 Being and Bliss
211
Postscript
359
Back Matter
365
Back Flap
367
Back Cover
368
Spine
369
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About the author (2013)

DEEPAK CHOPRA, MD, is the author of more than 65 books including numerous New York Times bestsellers. ; DR. SANJIV CHOPRA is professor of medicine and faculty dean at Harvard Medical School, and the author of Leadership by Example .

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