Living to Learn and Learning to Live: My Journey Across the Continents and Glimpses into My Ancestry
From the caste-like constraints of air force life and other hardships in India to professorial excellence and acclaimed public service in America, Living to Learn and Learning to Live takes readers on a journey that illuminates the nature of being human and the noblest aspirations of spirit. It is an inspiring story of overcoming adversity and striving for excellence, but also of humility, friendship, service, and ultimately, love.
Though his high school science teacher thought sixteen-year-old Ram Chugh, one of his most gifted students, should continue his education at a university, Ram's concerned but struggling father had other ideas. Acceding to his father's wishes, Ram soon found himself, in 1951, as a fitter armorer in the highly rank-conscious Indian Air Force.