The former US president Barack Obama stated that he had never been to India before his presidential visit in 2010, still, India has a special place in
The former US president Barack Obama stated that he had never been to India before his presidential visit in 2010, still, India has a special place in his imagination.
He spent his childhood in Indonesia listening to the epic tales of Mahabharata and Ramayana.
In his latest book “The Promising Land “, writes that maybe it was the sheer size of India or one-sixth of the world’s population with an estimation of two thousand different groups and more than 700 different languages.
The promising land, the book hits a huge record on Tuesday and is quite famous worldwide.
Former President Obama has talked about his presidential years and how his team faced challenges during those presidential 8 years and how they solved them. He wanted the readers to connect with the book and get in-depth knowledge about what it is like to be the president of the United State. The book is in 2 volumes and 1st volume hit the market.
He said, maybe because he spent his entire childhood in Indonesia, by listening to epic tales of Ramayana and Mahabharata or because of his interest in religious practice in the east or because of his Pakistani and Indian friends who taught him to cook dal and keema and make him watch Bollywood movies.
One of the reasons for a special place in Obama’s imaginations was because of the Non- violent method of Mahatma Gandhi, which leads to successful independence from British rule. It has been a great way for those who were marginalized to fight for their civil rights.
In his book, he has talked about his journey from the 2008 elections campaign till the raid that killed Osama bin laden. He has also mentioned a personal story of how his career really started and how he fit into the politics and heritage culture, for the youngsters who are considering a life of public service.
Obama writes that India’s freedom with the non-violent method from Britishers has not just liberated the empire but also set an example for a moral charge which is pulsating around the globe. He writes that his fascination is that India has to do with Mahatma Gandhi along with Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, and Nelson Mandela, Gandhi has profoundly affected his thinking.
In his memoir, he also mentioned that prime minister Manmohan Singh had resisted calls to retaliate with Pakistan after the 26/11 attack, but this caused him politically.
He wanted to write the way he planned to write this book, but it didn’t seem to go that way, it just kept on increasing in length, due to the reason he breaks it into 2 volumes.
India will always be close to his heart because it has a connection from childhood and he will always admire India.