Jean Durgin Harlan Narrates Her Family's Experiences in Travel Memoir LANDING RIGHT SIDE UP IN NEHRU'S INDIA
Author Jean Durgin Harlan describes the transformative power of life in a dramatically different culture in her new book, "Landing Right Side Up in Nehru's India: Field Notes from a Punjab Sojourn" (published by iUniverse).
Part memoir, part travelogue, the book is Harlan's narrative of her family's experiences in 1962, after her husband accepted a Fulbright grant to teach at Punjab University in Chandigarh, India.
"Actively participating in a new culture was a frustrating and fascinating challenge," Harlan writes of her family's stay in the Punjab. In Harlan's telling, culture shock often collided with curiosity, and surprise often led to laughter before maturing into deeper understanding.
"Its focus on an ordinary family coping with extraordinary circumstances makes it easy to relate to, allowing satisfying, vicarious sharing of those experiences," Harlan says of her book.
"Landing Right Side Up in Nehru's India"
By Jean Durgin Harlan
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 184 pages | ISBN 9781475956245 |
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 184 pages | ISBN 9781475956238 |
E-Book | 184 pages | ISBN 9781475956252 |
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Jean Durgin Harlan earned a doctorate from Ohio University, where she taught child development. She became a clinical psychologist in Wisconsin. Harlan, and served as a science education consultant on "Sesame Street". She is the author of "Science Experiences for the Early Childhood Years," "Science As It Happens!" and "Kindergarten Science." She resides in Columbus, Ohio, and has five children and 11 grandchildren.
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