“Spent Childhood Listening To Ramayana, Mahabharata”: Obama In Memoir

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Former US President Barack Obama stated that he has all the time held a particular place for India attributable to his childhood years spent in Indonesia listening to the epic Hindu tales of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.

“Perhaps it was its (India’s) sheer dimension, with one-sixth of the world’s inhabitants, an estimated two thousand distinct ethnic teams, and greater than seven hundred languages spoken,” Obama writes on his fascination of India in his newest guide ”A Promised Land”.

Obama says he had by no means been to India earlier than his Presidential go to in 2010, however the nation had “all the time held a particular place in my creativeness”.

“Perhaps it was as a result of I might spend part of my childhood in Indonesia listening to the epic Hindu tales of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, or due to my curiosity in Japanese religions, or due to a bunch of Pakistani and Indian faculty pals who’d taught me to prepare dinner dal and keema and turned me on to Bollywood films,” Obama writes.

In “A Promised Land”, Obama provides an account of his journey from the 2008 election marketing campaign to the top of his first time period with the daring Abbottabad (Pakistan) raid that killed al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.

“A Promised Land” is the primary of two planned volumes. The first half hit bookstores globally on Tuesday.

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