BOSTON - Dr. Amitabha Ghosh Roy grew up in India and received his medical degree from Calcutta University in Calcutta, India. After finishing his internship at the R.G.Kar Hospitals, he was working for a rail-road company providing medical care to its employees, Dr. Roy heard American hospitals were looking for doctors and soon found himself on a plane to Connecticut.
From Calcutta to Connecticut looks at Dr. Roy's journey from his tumultuous post-colonial days in India to the initial culture shock of arriving in America, becoming a man of two cultures with one foot rooted in India the other in his newly adopted home in America. His fresh perspective on the immigrant experience captures the allure of the American Dream.
Through vivid descriptions of India's culture and his homeland, with a healthy dose of humor, Dr. Roy takes readers through the colorful festivals, food, traditions, kite fighting, and even the snake charmer of India. He shows the importance of following your dreams, even when the path isn't easy. Many have their own interpretation of the American Dream, but people are more alike than they are different.
“I hope readers will enjoy my adventures and be inspired to take chances in life. It may open up a whole new world for you, as it did for me,” Dr. Roy said.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR— Dr. Amitabha Ghosh Roy received his MD degree from the Calcutta University, Calcutta, India. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He was an assistant clinical professor of surgery at Boston University and is an instructor in surgery at Tufts University Medical School. Dr. Roy conducted weekly Surgical Grand Rounds at the Carney Hospital in Boston. He published an article in The American Surgeon. He was the chief of surgery at the Milton Hospital in Milton, Massachusetts. In 2005 he won the Lira Family Award for Physician Excellence. An early proponent of Laparoscopic surgery, Dr. Roy held workshops in India and introduced laparoscopic surgery in eastern India. He taught medical students and lectured and trained young surgeons both in the United States and in India. Dr. Roy consulted and performed surgery for free during multiple trips to India. He traveled to Haiti on a medical mission, where he supervised and performed surgery with local surgeons. Dr. Roy taught Tufts University students in Haiti. Although retired from his general and vascular surgery practice, he continues to take part in the hospitals' clinical rounds.