Balawant Shankar Joshi Releases ‘A Life to Remember’

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New book chronicles one man’s odyssey through life

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A Life to Remember” (published by Xlibris) is a highly detailed memoir that spans three continents and nearly a century of the life of author Balawant Joshi.

In this inspiring book the author recalls a journey beginning in a small village in southern India and ending in the southern United States. The son of a poor but brilliant school teacher and linguist, he relates his beginnings at school, moving through hard-fought successes to the completion of the highest levels of education at Cambridge.

The author also expands on his long career in experimenting with Medicinal plants and Herbal drugs for synthesis and use in pharmaceuticals in India, Switzerland, and the United States. He writes of family, weddings, and celebrations in India, and travels to many countries. He also recalls a small but dangerous role he played in the fight for independence of India from Great Britain.

Throughout the journey and for all his life, a philosophy of peace, regard for his fellow man and an attitude of determination regardless of the pitfalls of life shine through his modest writing.

“A Life to Remember”
By Balawant Shankar Joshi
Hardcover | 6x9 in | 308 pages | ISBN 9781503549265
Softcover | 6x9 in | 308 pages | ISBN 9781503549272
E-Book | 308 pages | ISBN 9781503549289
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Bal Joshi was born in Jamkhandi, India and did his school and college education in Dharwad. After completion of the degree in science he carried out post-graduate studies at the BUDCT (now ICT, Mumbai). He continued research work under the guidance of Professor K. Venkataraman for the Ph. D (Tech). He carried out research work for two years (1955-1957) at the University of Cambridge, England with Professor Sir Alexander R. Todd (1953-1955) and later at the Institute of Organic Chemistry University of Chicago with Professor Morris S. Kharasch (1955-1957). He worked at the CIBA Research Centre, Bombay for 20 years. He immigrated to the United States and was a Research Associate at the Institute for Natural Products Research, University of Georgia until retirement in 2000. He has over 200 publications in peer reviewed Journals. At an early age he was fascinated by the beauty of the forests, the tropical flora, lakes, ocean colors and the blue skies. After his retirement he was seeking a hobby and has been doing acrylic and pastel paintings.

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