Prabhakar Korada

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Prabhakar was born to Korada Suryanarayana and Susheela in Yangon, Myanmar (then Rangoon, Burma) on the 1st of December 1950. His father was a freedom fighter and a philanthropist of communist background, who later settled as a plumbing contractor. The family belongs to a community of agricultural landlords from the Telugu speaking population of the Vijayanagaram District of Andhra Pradesh, South India. Their ancestral roots lie in villages Bheemasingi and Gidijala.
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"This epic work, in the vein of Vikram Seth's 1993 novel A Suitable Boy, shares that book's theme of striving to find an appropriate spouse."

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AWARDS, PRESS & INTERESTS

Hometown SECUNDERABAD, INDIA

Favorite author LEO TOLSTOY

Favorite book WAR AND PEACE

Day job Psychiatrist

Favorite line from a book Arise, awake and stop not till the Goal is reached... Upanishads

Favorite word LOVE

Unexpected skill or talent Karate, Yoga

Passion in life Meditation


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FICTION & LITERATURE
Pub Date:
ISBN: 978-1-5482-3776-9
Page count: 750pp

A long novel by Indian psychiatrist Korada (2012 is Not the End, 2012, etc.), based on his own experiences.

This epic work, in the vein of Vikram Seth’s 1993 novel A Suitable Boy, shares that book’s theme of striving to find an appropriate spouse. It opens in 2006 with Dr. Surya Rao preparing for the opening of SURYA Hospitals, which offer affordable, holistic psychiatric treatment. He’s a professional success but also carries a personal sadness with him. When Lakshmi Beliappa turns up to the opening ceremony with an unfinished painting by her grown daughter, Sindhuri, Surya is plunged into his own memories. He met Sindhuri, a budding fashion designer, eight years before when she accidentally kicked him in the face in a swimming pool. They became close friends through their shared interests in swimming, karate, and meditation, but Surya resisted his romantic feelings, reasoning that he was too old for her: “my love for her…was truly non-possessive, truly platonic,” he told himself. Instead, he encouraged her to accept one of her parents’ chosen suitors, but none were satisfactory, and one even assaulted her. After Sindhuri’s father’s sudden death, Surya finally changed his tune and proposed to her. Their marriage of true equals was ultimately cut short, but Surya’s philosophical approach to life and death allowed him to make it through: “I am with you through this, Sindhuri….It hurts me as much as it hurts you,” he says. This tragic romance plotline distinguishes the novel, which, despite its excessive length, gallops along fairly well. Religious concepts, such as karma and ahimsa, are unobtrusively discussed along the way, and moments from Indian history and Surya’s activist past are introduced through further flashbacks. There are occasional flashes of poetic language, such as “the sun…appeared like a ball of saffron in the distant horizon.” However, there are persistent problems with misused or missing prepositions and articles (as in “the art to defend ourselves,” “I was at loss for words,” and “She screamed on top of her voice”).

A compassionate tone drives this tender but sometimes shakily written love story.

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2012 IS NOT THE END: PROPHECIES OF A HINDU SAGE
Religion/Eschatology

This is essentially a book dealing with the Science of Futurology in Religion. It is Hindu Eschatology based on the Kaala-gnyaanam written by the Great Sage from South India Sree Pothuluru Veera Brahmendra Swami, in the 17th Century. It has reference to the Bhavishya Purana/ Kalki Purana that were authored by Maharshi Veda Vyaasa more than five thousand years ago. It is also called as the Saandra Sindhu Vedam. The contents of this book may sound fallacious, to sceptics. Readers should keep an open mind. If they but pause to visualize the present day technology, described to the people of a hundred years past. they would see Modern Science dubbed as unfounded as superstitious. Scholars reserve the right to debate and to either accept or to reject the subject matter in this book; but they are requested not to denigrate it, as that is considered sacrilegious. Veera Brhamendra Swami had promised that whosoever writes, reads, listens, or merely does ritualistic worship of the Kaala-gnyaanam, would be blessed and would come under His Protection. May Mankind be forewarned; may the good people from all religions and all Nations be protected from the predicted calamities the world will go through. May they benefit from reading this book...

ISBN: ISBN-13: 978-1480171251
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