21 September, 2020

Vedanta Under The Peaks

A remarkable odyssey, at first in search of a cure for cancer and then, increasingly, in search of understanding.

Vedanta Under The Peaks
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“Mr Terzani, you have cancer,” said the doctor, but it seems as if he wasn’t actually talking to me. So much so—and I realised this at once, to my own surprise—that I didn’t get emotional, I didn’t despair. It was as if this whole matter, in the end, was no business of mine.”

So begins Terzani’s book and his remarkable odyssey, at first in search of a cure and then, increasingly, in search of understa­nding. His journey takes him from his native Italy to, at first, New York for the ‘cutting edge’ in cancer treatm­ent that western science has to offer. In between the spe­lls of treatment: chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, Ter­zani sets off on travels “with the idea of seeing all the other types of medicines, therapies and miracles that could be of use”.

Travelling was second nature to Terzani, a journalist and writer, who had lived for 30 years in Asia as a correspondent for Der Spiegel. After working in Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, Tokyo...

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