Cloud Messenger: Love and Loss in the Indian Himalayas

byKaren Trollope-Kumar

Paperback | October 11, 2016

Cloud Messenger: Love and Loss in the Indian Himalayas by Karen Trollope-Kumar
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As a Canadian medical student, Karen Trollope-Kumar went to India to study social and preventive medicine and met a young pediatrician named Pradeep. His dream of working in the Himalayan foothills captured her imagination, and the man captured her heart. They married in a Hindu wedding ceremony and pledged to share a life of service and spiritual growth.
In this poignant, heartwarming, and gently humorous memoir, Karen recounts an eleven-year chapter of their unusual lives. She and Pradeep worked as medical doctors in the Himalayas, first in a rural hospital and later in remote mountain villages. When disaster struck - an assassination, an earthquake, a political crisis - their ideals, their safety, and their relationship are put at risk.
The Cloud Messenger is a story of adventure and idealism, culture and medicine, faith and love, and it raises enduring questions: How can we cross religious and cultural boundaries? What happens to our dreams in the face of danger and disillusionment? And when dreams diverge, when one spouse can no longer continue on a certain path, what path do we choose?...
Karen Trollope-Kumar studied medicine at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. In her fourth year of medical studies she met her future husband, Pradeep, on a student visit to Lucknow. After graduation, she worked as a family physician in Thunder Bay before moving to India to marry the man she loved. They have two adult children, Sonia ...
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Title:Cloud Messenger: Love and Loss in the Indian HimalayasFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:348 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.78 inShipping dimensions:348 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.78 inPublished:October 11, 2016Publisher:FriesenPressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1460287703

ISBN - 13:9781460287705

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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