Doctors are looked upon as saviors of health who put in all the efforts to cure individuals out of illness. As satisfactory is the profession that renders one the opportunity to serve others, it also tends to be equally demanding. Getting an insight into the minds of a doctor that is penned down in words presents an undeterred exploration into the untouched recesses. And this is what does the book offer to the readers. Touch of the Healing Knife is the English translation of the autobiography Mana Surjana written by Dr. Anil Gandhi. The English transcreation is done by tet another academic scholar Shri Konor who through the process has ensured to keep the spirit and essence of the book intact.
Dr. Gandhi is a prolific writer who has published numerous works in Marathi. Some of the bestsellers include Dhanwantari Gharoghari, Vichari Mana, Shoda Manacha which is a compilation of Short stories. His autobiography has been translated into three languages including Gujarati, Hindi, and English. Considering the write-up of the book, it won the first prize at the MarathiVangmay Parishad, Baroda in the year 2011.
In this autobiography, the author renders the readers valuable insight on different topics that include Mind and Body, Will Power and Medical Knowledge, Confidence and Humanity in addition to Mortality. In the book, the author has described human life as a three-dimensional element wherein age Is the length, health the width and service to humanity the depth of life. Apart from recounting inspiring examples, he has also made the whole read an engrossing one by keeping the rhythm intact. Furthermore, he has also expressed valuable insight on topics including the evolution of the earth, life, investment planning, and other professional ethics. In short, the autobiography presents an ideal read to learn and inspire oneself in leading a happy and content life.
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