A LETTER FROM A PROUD MOTHER IN PRAISE OF DR. ANAND’S BOOK
I’m Namrata, and the proud mom of a lovely baby
girl called Navyaa. I have been meaning to write to you since
she was born about a year ago (1st March 00), to thank you for
your wonderful book — ‘The Penguin India Guide to Child
I have lived in a hostel ever since I was 16. I am an
engineer - MBA and worked as a finance executive with P&G
(South Asia Operations); I had very little experience/knowledge about babies
when I got pregnant. That’s when I got “The Book”
(!) and it’s made all the difference really, especially since both my
husband’s parents and mine live in cities other than where we do.
We currently live in London (since 6 months) and though
we were initially terrified of the prospect of having to
live alone with a little baby, we have achieved the greatest thing in our lives—
our baby is going to be a year old next fortnight and
she is a perfect angel — very happy, active, content and
smiling most of the time. We have managed this despite our total lack of
experience and the absence of our parents— largely
because we had complete faith in your book. I still breastfeed her
and despite pressure from elders, have not given her a bottle. I
have rarely had to take her to a doctor, she’s quite healthy and
this is why I wish to thank you.
Hope to meet you in person some day.
February 6, 2001
PRAISE FOR DR. R. K. ANAND’S
The Penguin India Guide To Child Care
Published in 1997
First-of-its kind for Indian mothers and a must-have for
any expectant mother.
The Times Of India
It is a book that every young mother-to-be would like to browse through at some point… Covers topics of
interest — right from day one of conception to how to deal with teenagers.
A must for grandparents and parents, including those expecting parenthood and anyone interested or concerned
with child care.
(The Newsletter Of The Consumer Guidance Society Of India)
A standardised easy-to-follow baby care and family guidance book written by one of India’s leading paediatricians.
former editor of Femina
Dr. R. K. Anand, the Indian Dr. Spock, has arranged authoritative and personally-tested material simply,
logically and comprehensively, which makes it a valuable
supplement to the paediatrician’s supervision. Contemporary
Indian parents need a book like this.
Health & Nutrition
The most in-depth Indian guide to baby care and bringing up children.
Very enjoyable and informative. Paediatricians can
safely recommend this book to all those concerned with better child care.
Dr. N. B. Kumta,
President, Indian Academy of Paediatrics, 1991.
The content is excellent, the touch light, the humane
tone of voice of the author comes through in the text.
Altogether a thoughtful guide that may increase the happiness of
families, now and in the years to come.
Lactation consultant, USA
Easy to read… It makes you feel as if the author is
talking to you in person.
India’s answer to Benjamin Spock of Baby And Child Care
fame, the book addresses a wide range of concerns.
One of the hundred greatest books of the century.
(a chain of bookstores)
Listed as bestseller by Crossword, Indian
Review of Books, India Today, The Asian Age, Sunday Mid-day, and English
Speaking Union Newsletter (ESU Newsletter).
7 March, 2016