Feroze is our Guest Speaker at AuthorCraft on July 24th
Congratulations to Feroze Dada for a most colourful and spectacular book launch at Watkins bookshop in London’s Cecil Court on Tuesday 3rd July. Great entertainment was provided by singer Saira Peter and her musicians, which immediately drew a crowd outside. A fantastic event!
Children of the Revolution… A story that had to be told
“It was some six 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 honoured that His Holiness The Dalai Lama should offer his endorsement to the book and gave his blessing to the project. His Holiness The Daila Lama 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 Children of the Revolution was selected by Filament Publishing as their Book of the Year for 2014. Feroze Dada was presented with a certificate to mark the award at the Institute of Directors on January 27th 2015.
Now a new edition has been published for 2018 to bring the story up to date with everything that has happened since the launch.
All profits of this book are donated to Inle Trust Charity.