All the time held particular place for India, spent childhood listening to Ramayana, Mahabharata: Barack Obama

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Barack Obama spent childhood years listening to Ramayana and Mahabharata

Former US President Barack Obama mentioned that he has all the time held a particular place for India attributable to his childhood years spent in Indonesia listening to the epic Hindu tales of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.

“Possibly it was its (India) sheer dimension, with one-sixth of the world’s inhabitants, an estimated two thousand distinct ethnic teams, and greater than seven hundred languages spoken,” Obama writes on his fascination of India in his newest e book ‘A Promised Land’.

Obama says he had by no means been to India earlier than his Presidential go to in 2010, however the nation had “all the time held a particular place in my creativeness”.

“Possibly it was as a result of I might spent part of my childhood in Indonesia listening to the epic Hindu tales of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, or due to my curiosity in Jap religions, or due to a gaggle of Pakistani and Indian school buddies who’d taught me to cook dinner dahl and keema and turned me on to Bollywood motion pictures,” Obama writes.

In “A Promised Land”, Obama offers an account of his journey from the 2008 election marketing campaign to the top of his first time period with the daring Abbottabad (Pakistan) raid that killed al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden. “A Promised Land” is the primary of two deliberate volumes. The primary half hit bookstores globally on Tuesday.

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