• Vol. 42 No. 10
  • 15 October 2013

The Curious Adventures of a Doctor from Jaffna by Dr K Puvanendran

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This book, an autobiography by Dr K Puvanendran, traces his early boyhood in Ceylon to his life in Singapore, where he practised neurology for 50 years, until his retirement at age 76. The book begins with Puvan’s early years in his hometown of Jaffna. His father, a distinguished lawyer in Jaffna and his Kuala Lumpur-born mother, created an idyllic life for the young Puvan and his siblings, living in a house by the sea, with a thatched open verandah at the back, a myriad of stars providing a beautiful backdrop.

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