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Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss

by Rajeev Balasubramanyam

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Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss by Rajeev Balasubramanyam
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    Mar 2019, 368 pages

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Donna Chavez
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When the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economics eludes him stuffy Oxford Professor Chandrasekhar is forced to reexamine his priorities.

Rajeev Balasubramanyam encapsulates the theme of Professor Chandra Follows his Bliss in its first chapter after Chandra learns that the thing, the one thing, he's strived for his entire life - the Nobel Prize in Economics - has been snatched from his grasp once again in what is probably his last chance to receive it. Putting on a brave face for his sympathetic colleagues is one thing. But when Jazmine, his teenage daughter, keeps asking if he's alright, this normally stoic scholar, "lost his temper and shouted, 'Can't you see I'm fine?'"

Of course he's not fine. He just doesn't know it yet. However, like some people who reach a certain age and realize they are unlikely to achieve or learn anything new, he still feels compelled to keep up the appearance of having it all together - even if he must shout at others so that he might convince himself. It is a state of being that is all too...

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