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After Hours at Fowler with Radha Jalan

December 6, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fowler Meeting Room

Join West Concord resident Radha Jalan for a discussion of her recently published memoir, From Calcutta to Concord: The Journey of an Independent Woman. Learn about the challenges she faced and overcame and ask her your questions. Refreshments will be provided.


Book Description:
Born in Calcutta in 1946, Radha Sonthalia Jalan knew from a very young age that her life would follow a different course from that of the other girls in her community. Inspired by her mother’s example of spiritual strength, she pursued knowledge and education, agreeing to an arranged marriage only after completing college. Moving to America with her new husband, she filled the traditional role of a young Indian wife while also earning two more degrees and raising two daughters, despite an increasingly tumultuous domestic life. When the sudden loss of her husband opened an unexpected opportunity, this former scholar of education proved herself able to learn the intricacies of hydrogen energy technology and run an innovative company as well. Now retired, Radha looks back on the sense of purpose that drove her throughout her life, helping her find not only professional success but satisfaction and fulfillment.


December 6, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Fowler Library
1322 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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