My Mother, a tribute of a yearning son

Subhrajyoti Parida

My Mother is based on a true story, narrated by a son, of his mother's fight against cancer and the exemplary show of courage and perseverance of his family during those tough times.


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About the Book

Mother-a tribute of a yearning son- is a book based on true events spanning nearly a month, from the day the first symptom showed up in the author's mother till her last breath. The book narrates the several tests conducted, including biopsy, on his mother to diagnose her health condition as precisely as possible, and how the Doctors went ahead with a major surgical procedure called as 'Whipple's Technique'. The book further portrays how the post-surgery recovery did n't happen as expected and how the author's mother was then shifted to ICU, only to lead to gradual deterioration of her health. The doctor finally confirms a rare type of cancer called as 'Ampullary Carcinoma' due to malignant tumors in her Common Bile Duct (CBD). Inspite of putting up a brave and stiff fight against the cancer, she ultimately breathed her last on 18th February, 2016. This book does n't showcase only the tough battle of an ailing mother against the 'crawling crab', but also the unshakable determination of the Doctor to save his patient and not the least, the perseverance and the resilience of each and every family member to hold on to the faintest of hope till the end. The author has also given a detailed account of the mourning ritual followed in the part of India to which his family belonged. The poetry section of the book has numerous poems dedicated to the author's late Mother and all the mothers, both in human society and in all her forms.

About the Author

Subhrajyoti Parida is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering (B.E.) from Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, Sarang, Odisha and holds a Post Graduate Degree in Industrial Engineering (PGDIE) from National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai, specializing in Supply Chain and Operations Management. He is also an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and is currently employed in Helicopter Division, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Bangalore. When not managing supply chains, he loves spending time doing poetry, traveling, photography and of course, with his beloved wife and family. His debut anthology of poems (solo), 'Bouquet - of emotions, feelings & thoughts...' published in August 2016, was awarded the 'Best Poetry Book of the Year 2016' by He is also a contributing poet in anthology of poems such as 'Soo Much In Love' published by Raindrops Publishing Company, 'To my Dear Valentine' published by Hall of Poets, 'Dreamz Anthology' compiled and edited by veteran poet S. Bandyopadhya and 'Fire the Pyre Anthology' to be published by Poetry World Organisation, to name a few. 'My Mother' is an emotional tribute to his dear Mother whom he lost to cancer in February 2016 as well as his heartfelt praise to all the Mothers round the globe in all her forms, be it Motherland, Mother Earth or Goddess.

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