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

“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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