Congratulations to Feroze Dada for a most colourful and spectacular book launch at Watkins iconic bookshop in London Cecil Court on Tuesday 3rd of July. Great entertainment was provided by singer Saira Peter and her musicians which immediately drew a crowd outside. A fantastic event!
It was some 6 years ago we made our first family trip to Burma (Myanmar) to meet with my wife’s family. Whilst discovering Burma we stayed at this remote and beautiful lake. We met “Major” who related the story of his life as a freedom fighter and the persecution his people faced in their quest for equality. I promised I would write his story in a way that would help his people. In the following years I secretly recorded his story which became the basis for the first part of the book. Then a chance occurrence led us to a reclusive Buddhist monastery and this is where everything changed and Part Two of the book starts. The monks were trying to feed and educate nearly 600 orphaned and abandoned children without any state aid and funds. We felt moved to want to do something to help. When I returned home we set up the Inle Trust charity to do just that. The book then charts the incredible story of what happened next.
The author, Feroze Dada, was greatly honored that His holiness, The Dalai Lama should offer his endorsement to the book and gave his blessing to the project. His Holiness writes “The author, Feroze Dada, gives a moving account of a monk’s work and talks about his own efforts to support a school and a care centre for destitute Burmese children started by the monk in his monastery. I offer my prayers for their success.”
The book is on sale from www.inletrust.org.uk