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Forward to the Essays and Poems from The Education of a Bengali Gentleman by Susim Munshi

The great Stoic teacher   Epictetus stated we become philosophers when we examine our preconceived notions, ask questions about our emotions and even the words we use each day. The essays in this collection are an honest self-examination of Bengali sentiments, values, and beliefs as perceived by the author who while growing up in a traditional Bengali household learnt to look at them from a different perspective while going to a Catholic School and College, then moving to America for the rest of his adult life.