From the caste-like constraints of air force life and other hardships in India to professorial excellence and acclaimed public service in America, Living to Learn and Learning to Live takes readers on a journey that illuminates the nature of being human and the noblest aspirations of spirit. It is an inspiring story of overcoming adversity and striving for excellence, but also of humility, friendship, service, and ultimately, love.
Despite numerous barriers and setbacks, Ram L. Chugh is not deterred from his love of learning, which he parlays into an extraordinary career as an esteemed professor. But his single-minded quest for knowledge and teaching excellence comes at great cost, and if he does not alter his unremitting lifestyle, he may lose all that he holds dear. Confronted with his mortality and the insightful advice of a concerned friend, he learns to expand his horizons and focus his energies on the world beyond the classroom. And it is this new, and unexpected, knowledge that sets the tone for the remainder of his remarkable life.