In 1949, the author left his remote village in the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal, traveling by ox-cart, to pursue an education in newly-independent India. This book is the unlikely story of his life from his birth in Nepal, to his days as an activist academic in the Netherlands, and later as a global traveler and official of the United Nations. Few have experienced the equivalent of two centuries of transformation in one lifetime: from a feudal society to the digital age. Ultimately, his life and journey have been guided by a love for learning and a quest for a purposeful life.
Satish Prabasi was born in Saptari, Nepal, and grew up in Benares, India. His studies took him to Nottingham in the United Kingdom and The Hague in the Netherlands. His varied working life has included time as an activist academic, a United Nations staff member, and an unsuccessful entrepreneur. His work and personal life have taken him across Asia, Africa, Australia, and Europe. He now lives in New York with his wife, where he enjoys the company of his two grandchildren, and delights in browsing in the city’s many libraries.