Determination and Dedication

Author Interview
Ramdyal Bhola Author Interview

Brainwashed tells the story of your life from a young age in a small village to achieving the dreams of your father and becoming a doctor. Why was this an important book for you to write?

It was important for me to write this book as I wanted future generations of my family to learn about my life and my achievements and to understand how and why they have relatives in Australia considering most of them live elsewhere in the world.

I appreciated the candid nature with which you told your story. What was the hardest thing for you to write about?

The hardest parts of my book to write were the loss of my father before he could see me graduate as a doctor and the chapters on my wife Debbi’s illness and eventual death.

The title Brainwashed is interesting, usually, this term has a negative connotation, you have turned it to a positive. What made you choose this title?

This title was chosen as I felt my life’s journey was predetermined by me being “Brainwashed” by my father at a very young age to become a doctor. His methods were simple but highly effective in that I was prepared to move heaven and earth to reach my goal.

What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your story?

​That with determination and dedication it is possible to overcome obstacles to attain certain objectives.

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It is not necessary to use science and extreme methods to influence and control someone’s life. Simply sowing the seeds at the right time will do that as demonstrated in this book. It tells the story of a little boy from a small village in Guyana, South America, who was brainwashed by his father from a young age, to become a Doctor. Unfortunately, his father died when he was a first-year Medical Student, and never saw this dream fulfilled. It describes how, despite many hurdles and sacrifices along the way, he finally achieved his ambition. It goes on to describe a varied and fulfilled life, first as a doctor in England, and later in outback Australia. The Author describes several experiences, and mentions some patients and medical encounters in a humorous way. It also gives some insight into the Aboriginal (Indigenous) culture in Australia.

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